Problem: When you look at hydrogen through a spectrometer, how many lines do you see? What happens to the spacing between the lines as they get closer to the UV range? Explain why? Are there transitions of higher or lower energy that we do not see? How many total transitions are there for hydrogen?

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We are asked to determine the following:

  • number of lines in a hydrogen spectrum

Hydrogen possesses absorption and emission spectra. For hydrogen, we have five spectral lines as seen in the figure below:

**spectral lines are unique for a specific element

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When you look at hydrogen through a spectrometer, how many lines do you see? What happens to the spacing between the lines as they get closer to the UV range? Explain why? Are there transitions of higher or lower energy that we do not see? How many total transitions are there for hydrogen?

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