Chapter 30, Problem 15PE

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000

Chapter
Section

### College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

# What is the smallest-wavelength line in the Balmer series? Is it in the visible part of the spectrum?

To determine

The smallest wavelength line in the Balmer series. And also, if it is in the visible part of the spectrum.

Explanation

Given Data:

Given Balmer series.

Formula Used:

The relationship between the wavelength and energy level is given as

1Î»=R(1nf2âˆ’1ni2)

WhereÎ»= Wavelength

R= Rydberg Constant

nf,ni = Energy levels

Calculation:

We have

â€ƒâ€ƒni=âˆž

â€ƒâ€ƒnf=2

â€ƒâ€ƒR=1.097Ã—107mâˆ’1

Thus, wavelength is calculated as

1Î»=1

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