posted by Dave on .
I'm asked to find the shortest wavelength photon emitted for the paschen series for the hydrogen atom. I used the Rydberg equation and substituted the appropriate values.
I get an answer of 820 nm. My online homework program said this answer was wrong, but I feel pretty confident I'm doing this right. What am I doing wrong?
The Rydberg equation is
wavelength=820.3nm is the shortest.