We’re being asked to calculate for the principal level to which the electron relaxed.
We’re going to use the Balmer Equation which relates wavelengths to a photon’s electronic transitions.
λ = wavelength, m
R = Rydberg constant = 1.097x107 m-1
Z = atomic number of the element
ninitial = initial energy level
nfinal = final energy level
Calculate the final energy level (nfinal):
An electron in the n = 6 level of the hydrogen atom relaxes to a lower energy level, emitting light of λ = 410 nm. Find the principal level to which the electron relaxed.
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