Problem: Calculate the energy (J) change associated with an electron transition from n = 2 to n = 5 in a Bohr hydrogen atom.

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In this problem, we are asked to determine energy (J) change associated with an electron transition from n = 2 to n = 5 in a Bohr hydrogen atom.


To calculate the energy required for the electronic transition, we will use the Bohr Equation shown below which relates electronic transition to the energy:

E=-RH(1nfinal2-1ninitial2)

ΔE = energy related to the transition
RH = Rydberg constant

ni = initial principal energy level
nf = final principal energy level


Given values:

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Calculate the energy (J) change associated with an electron transition from n = 2 to n = 5 in a Bohr hydrogen atom.

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