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Textbook Problem

Hydrogen gas can only absorb EM radiation that has an energy corresponding to a transition in the atom, just as it can only emit these discrete energies. When a spectrum is taken of the solar corona, in which a broad range of EM wavelengths are passed through very hot hydrogen gas, the absorption spectrum shows all the features of the emission spectrum. But when such EM radiation passes through room-temperature hydrogen gas, only the Lyman series is absorbed. Explain the difference.

To determine

The difference in spectrum of EM radiation when passed through hydrogen atom at different temperature.

Explanation

Given Data:

Given that hydrogen gas can only absorb EM radiation that has a energy corresponding to a transition in the atom, just as it can only emit these discrete energies. When a spectrum is taken of the solar corona, in which a broad range of EM wavelengths are passed through very hot hydrogen gas, the absorption spectrum shows all the features of the emission spectrum. But when such EM radiation passes through room-temperature hydrogen gas, only the Layman series is absorbed

Introduction:

The emission spectrum of hydrogen atom is categorized into number of spectral series and the wavelength is calculated using Rydberg formula. The spectral lines are observed because the electron makes transition between two energy levels in an atom.

In the case when electromagnetic wavelength is passed through very hot hydrogen gas, then the spectrum shows all the features of the emission spectrum...

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