Problem: In the hydrogen atom, why do the lines get closer together as you go bluer?

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The wavelength of emitted photons:

1λ=R(1n12-1n22)

The bluer section of the hydrogen spectrum is characterized by short wavelengths. It is therefore in the Lyman series. For the Lyman series, n1 = 1

n2 has values of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6...

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In the hydrogen atom, why do the lines get closer together as you go bluer?

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