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Chapter 9, Problem 9.14E
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The Balmer series is isolated from the other series of the hydrogen atom spectrum. This is not the case for all series. Determine the first value of n for which the hydrogen spectral series overlap.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The first value of n for which the hydrogen spectral Balmer series overlap is to be calculated.

Concept introduction:

Rydberg equation is used to represent the wavenumber or wavelength of the lines present in the atomic spectrum of an element. The Rydberg equation for the hydrogen atom is represented as,

1λ=RH(1nf21ni2)

Where,

 RH represents Rydberg constant with a value for hydrogen 1.09737×107m1.

 ni represents the initial energy level.

 nf represents the final energy level.

Explanation of Solution

The Balmer series lies in the visible region. The highest wavelength of the Balmer series is 656.45nm.

The final energy level for the Balmer series is 2.

The Rydberg equation for the hydrogen atom is represented as,

1λ=RH(1nf21ni2)

Where,

 RH represents Rydberg constant with a value for hydrogen 1.09737×107m1.

 ni represents the initial energy level.

 nf represents the final energy level.

Substitute the value of RH, nf, and λ in the above equation.

1656.45nm=(1.09737×107m1)(1m100cm)(1(2)21ni2)=(1

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