Chemistry

posted by .

An electron in a hydrogen atom could undergo any of the transitions listed below, by emitting light. Which transition would give light of the shortest wavelength?
n=4 to n=2
n=3 to n=1
n=2 to n=1
n=4 to n=1

  • Chemistry -

    The one in which the electron travels (moves) the farthest.

  • Chemistry -

    n=4 to n=1

  • Chemistry -

    n=4 to n=1

  • Chemistry -

    n=4 to n=1

  • Chemistry -

    n=5 to n=4

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Atomic physics

    1)Five possible transitions for a hydrogen atom are listed below: Select whether the atom gains or loses energy for each transition. a. Loses Gains ni = 6; nf = 4 Loses Gains ni = 4; nf = 2 Loses Gains ni = 5; nf = 3 Loses Gains ni …
  2. Chemistry

    Calculate the wavelength of light emitted when each of the following transitions occur in the hydrogen atom. (a) n = 5 n = 4 _________nm (b) n = 5 n = 3 _____________ nm (c) n = 5 n = 2 __________ nm Calculate the maximum wavelength …
  3. Chemistry

    According to the quantum-mechanical model for the hydrogen atom, which of the following electron transitions would produce light with the longer wavelength: 2p --> 1s or 3p --> 1s I have the answer, which is 2p --> 1s, but …
  4. Chemistry

    When an electron makes a transition from the n=3 to the n=2 hydrogen atom bohr orbit, the energy difference between these two orbits (3.0x10^-19 J) is given off in a photon of light. The relationship ... between the energy of a photon …
  5. Chemistry

    What electron transition in a hydrogen atom, ending in the orbit 5, will produce light of wavelength 3040 ?
  6. Chemistry

    Determine the end value of n in a hydrogen atom transition, if the electron starts in n=4 and the atom emits a photo of light with a wavelength of 486 nm. *The answer given is 2, but I don't know how they got there.
  7. Chemistry

    What electron transition in a hydrogen atom, ending in the orbit 4, will produce light of wavelength 2170 nm ?
  8. Electron transition

    The electron in a hydrogen atom in level n= 8 undergoes a transition to a lower leve by emitting a photon of wavelength 956 mom. What is the final level of the electron?
  9. Chemistry

    An electron is excited from the n=1 ground state to the n=3 state in a hydrogen atom. Which of the following statements are true?
  10. Chemistry

    According to the quantum-mechanical model for the hydrogen atom, which of the following transitions would produce light with longer wavelength: 3p to 2s or 4p to 2s?

More Similar Questions