Rydberg constant

Rydberg constant - Measuring the Rydberg Constant Section...

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Measuring the Rydberg Constant Section 422, B.J. Anderson Stephen Harper Partner: Sarah Bass Tuesday, November 29, 2005 “The work presented in this report is my own, and the data were obtained by my lab partners and myself during the lab period.”
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Abstract: In this lab, diffraction gratings and their relation to the Rydberg constant was studied. A diffraction grating, discharge tube, meter stick and hydrogen and helium bulbs were used in order to study these concepts. In Part I of the lab, the diffraction order was found by analyzing the helium spectrum. The grating, d, was found to be3.42 ± 0.14 x 10 -6 m. In Part II, this knowledge was used in addition to analyzing the spectrum for hydrogen in order to experimentally calculate the Rydberg constant. This was found to be 1.13 ± 0.05 E 7 m -1 . This agrees to within uncertainties with the accepted value of 10973732 m -1 . Data Analysis and Results: Table I. He Color
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