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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

Find the wavelength of the third line in the Lyman series, and identify the type of EM radiation.

To determine

The wavelength of the third line in the Lyman series and also, the type of EM radiation.

Explanation

Given Data:

The third line in the Lyman series.

Formula Used:

The relationship between the wavelength and the energy level is given as:

1λ=R(1nf21ni2)

Whereλ= Wavelength

R= Rydberg Constant

nf,ni = Energy levels

Calculation:

We have

  ni=4

  nf=1

  R=1.097×107m1

Thus, wavelength is calculated as

1λ=1.097×107m1(112142)

1λ=1

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