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

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:

1Î»=R(1nf2âˆ’1ni2)

WhereÎ»= Wavelength

R= Rydberg Constant

nf,ni = Energy levels

Calculation:

We have

â€ƒâ€ƒni=4

â€ƒâ€ƒnf=1

â€ƒâ€ƒR=1.097Ã—107mâˆ’1

Thus, wavelength is calculated as

1Î»=1.097Ã—107mâˆ’1(112âˆ’142)

1Î»=1

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started