Problem: Which transition between energy levels in a hydrogen atom corresponds to the shortest wavelength of light?1. 5 → 62. 2 → 53. 2 → 34. 3 → 55. 3 → 46. 2 → 4 

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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

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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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