posted by Brenda on .
Caculate the wavelength of light emitted when each of the following transitions occur in the hydrogen atom.
How do you do this. Could you please just show me step by step for atleaset one. Please!
1/wavelength = R*(1/n1^2 - 1/n2^2)
R = 1.09737E7
I tried to write n1 and square the n, not square the 1. Likewise, n2 and square the n and not the 2. The numbers are
1/n1^2 = 1/2^2 = 1/4
1/n2^2 = 1/3^2 = 1/9
wavelength in meters.
1/w =1.09737E7(1/4 - 1/9)
Solve for w.