We can determine the wavelength, λ of the line corresponding to n=5 in the Balmer series using the Balmer Equation shown below:
Recall that for the Balmer series the final principal energy level nf is always = 2.
λ = wavelength, m
R = 1.0974 x 107m-1 (Rydberg Constant) **value can be found in textbooks or online
ni = initial principal energy level
nf = final principal energy level = 2 for Balmer Series
What is the wavelength of the line corresponding to n=5 in the Balmer series?
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