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Posted by ruby on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 6:06am.

help needed in drawing the diagram to show how hydrogen has numerous spectral lines

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Each line above represents an energy level for hydrogen. Its one electron can be in any one of those levels at any one time. Suppose it is at the very top and the electron then moves to the lowest level. The energy difference in the levels will be emitted as light with a particular wavelength (or frequency). Suppose another hydrogen atom has an elecron in the next to highest energy level and the electron drops to the next lower level. That energy difference will be emitted, also, but with a different wavelength than the first one. The bottom line is that an electron may reside in any of those levels and fall to a lower level, releasing the difference in energy and providing a wavelength. So an atom with a single electron may emit multiple lines. I hope this helps.

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