Problem: Which transition in a hydrogen atom would absorb the photon of greatest frequency?n = 3 to n = 1n = 6 to n = 2n = 2 to n = 9n = 35 to n = 2n = 12 to n = 6n = 1 to n = 4

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We’re being asked to determine which of the given transitions represent the absorption of a photon with the highest frequency.


Identify which of the given transitions represent absorption of a photon:

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Which transition in a hydrogen atom would absorb the photon of greatest frequency?

n = 3 to n = 1

n = 6 to n = 2

n = 2 to n = 9

n = 35 to n = 2

n = 12 to n = 6

n = 1 to n = 4

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