We are asked to calculate the wavelength of light that would make an electron transition from n=1 to n=3.
For this problem we would use the Balmer equation:
λ = wavelength (m)
R = 1.0974 x 107 m-1
nf = final energy level
ni = intial energy level
Calculate the wavelength of light that would cause an electron to transition from n = 1 to n = 3 in the hydrogen atom.
A) 103 nm
B) 136 nm
C) 646 nm
D) 155 nm
E) 971 nm
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