Problem: An electron in the n=7 level of the hydrogen atom relaxes to a lower energy level, emitting light of 2166 nm.What is the value of n for the level to which the electron relaxed?

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Rydberg equation:

1λ=RH(1n2final-1n2initial)


Calculate nfinal:

λ = 2166 nm → convert to m
  1 nm = 10-9 m
RH = Rydberg constant = 1.097x10 m–1

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An electron in the n=7 level of the hydrogen atom relaxes to a lower energy level, emitting light of 2166 nm.

What is the value of n for the level to which the electron relaxed?

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