for the emission spectrum of Be3+, calculate the lowest wavenumber νˉ (in inverse meters) of light produced by electron transitions between n=2, n=3, and n=4.
science - drwls, Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:52am
An electronic transition occurs between two energy levels. Why have you listed three?
For Be3+, you can use the Rydberg formaula for energy levels, with Z = 4. The nuclear charge is +4e, and there is one orbiting electron
Perhaps what they want is the wave number for the transitions 3->2, 4->3 and 5->4.
These will be 16 times the corresponding transitions for hydrogen
science - wald, Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:25am
could you be more specific about the forumla and how we can solve this problem ?
science - MIT EDX 3.091, Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 4:11pm
Hi DRWLS, please be bound by MIT EDX honor code or else you will cause trouble for everyone.
Thank you for your kind corporation.
science - c, Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:23pm
Jiskha is not part of the MITx platform!!! How the honor code of MITx could be applied to an user of other system?
science - 123, Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 6:31pm