Problem: Why do the balmer lines of hydrogen get closer together as you go towards shorter wavelengths?

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The frequency increases as the wavelength become shorter.

This means that energy also increases. 

This energy is equal to the difference in energy between the initial level and the level n = 2.

The final level is fixed to maintain the series. 

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Why do the balmer lines of hydrogen get closer together as you go towards shorter wavelengths?

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