Problem: According to the quantum-mechanical model for the hydrogen atom, which electron transition would produce light with the longest wavelength?4p → 3p 4s → 3p 5s → 4p 3p → 2a 2p → 1s

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According to the quantum-mechanical model for the hydrogen atom, which electron transition would produce light with the longest wavelength?

  1. 4p → 3p
     
  2. 4s → 3p
     
  3. 5s → 4p
     
  4. 3p → 2a
     
  5. 2p → 1s

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