We’re being asked to determine which transition between energy levels in a hydrogen atom corresponds to the shortest wavelength of light.
When an electron absorbs sufficient energy and becomes excited, it would jump to a higher level.
The diagram below shows how much energy is required when an electron goes from 1 shell to another.
Distance = Energy
Which transition between energy levels in a hydrogen atom corresponds to the shortest wavelength of light?
1. 5 → 6
2. 2 → 5
3. 2 → 3
4. 3 → 5
5. 3 → 4
6. 2 → 4
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