When a hydrogen atom absorbs a photon of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), the internal energy of the atom increases and one or more electrons may be energized into an excited state. The release of this extra energy as the excited state electron transitions back to a lower energy state results in the emission of a photon. These energy changes are responsible for the emission spectrum of hydrogen (shown below) and are described by the Bohr equation. What is the longest wavelength of electromagnetic radiation capable of ionizing this hydrogen atom in an excited state? Report your answer in nanometers.

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When a hydrogen atom absorbs a photon of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), the internal energy of the atom increases and one or more electrons may be energized into an excited state. The release of this extra energy as the excited state electron transitions back to a lower energy state results in the emission of a photon. These energy changes are responsible for the emission spectrum of hydrogen (shown below) and are described by the Bohr equation. What is the longest wavelength of electromagnetic radiation capable of ionizing this hydrogen atom in an excited state? Report your answer in nanometers.

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