We’re being asked to determine which transition results in the emission of light with the longest wavelength. Recall that starting from n = 1, the distance between each energy level gets smaller as shown below:
Emission is a transition process from a higher energy level to a lower energy level.
We can see that energy and frequency are directly proportional. The energy in a transition also depends on the distance between the energy levels.
According to the Bohr model for the hydrogen atom, which of the following transitions will emit light with the longest wavelength?
a. from the n = 4 to n = 2 energy level.
b. from the n = 4 to n = 3 energy level.
c. from the n = 3 to n = 1 energy level.
d. from the n = 6 to n = 2 energy level.
e. from the n = 5 to n = 3 energy level.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Bohr Model concept. You can view video lessons to learn Bohr Model. Or if you need more Bohr Model practice, you can also practice Bohr Model practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofAccording to the Bohr model for the hydrogen atom, which of ...as medium difficulty.