# Problem: Calculate the wavelengths of the first five emission lines of the Balmer series for hydrogen

###### FREE Expert Solution

For this problem, we need the equation for the emission of spectral lines.

$\overline{)\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{\lambda }}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{R}}{\mathbf{\left(}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{{{\mathbf{n}}_{\mathbit{f}}}^{\mathbf{2}}}{\mathbf{-}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{{\mathbf{n}}_{{\mathbit{i}}^{\mathbf{2}}}}{\mathbf{\right)}}}$ where R is the Rydberg constant.

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###### Problem Details

Calculate the wavelengths of the first five emission lines of the Balmer series for hydrogen