Problem: 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.

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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.


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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.

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