Problem: Calculate the maximum wavelength of light capable of removing an electron for a hydrogen atom from the energy state characterized by n = 1, by n = 2.

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We can determine Δ E first using the Bohr Equation shown below:

E=-RH(1nfinal2-1ninitial2)

ΔE = energy related to the transition, J/atom
RH = Rydberg constant, 2.178x10-18 J
ni = initial principal energy level
nf = final principal energy level


Calculate ΔE:

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Calculate the maximum wavelength of light capable of removing an electron for a hydrogen atom from the energy state characterized by n = 1, by n = 2.

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