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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Consider the three electronic transitions in a hydrogen atom shown here, labeled A, B, and C.Do any of these transitions lead to the emission of visible light? If so, which one(s)?

Problem

Consider the three electronic transitions in a hydrogen atom shown here, labeled A, B, and C.

A transition diagram shows that (A) is the large transition from n equals 2 to n equals 1; (B) is the medium transition from n equals 3 to n equals 2; and (C) is the small transition from n equals 4 to n equals 3.Graphs show three waves over the same distance with (i) very dense peaks and troughs, (ii) medium-density peaks and troughs, and (iii) very few peaks and troughs.

Do any of these transitions lead to the emission of visible light? If so, which one(s)?