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A line in the Balmer series of hydrogen has a wavelength of 486 nm. From what state did the electron originate?
In what region of the electromagnetic spectrum is this line observed?

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  1. 486 nm is in the visible part of the spectrum as are all of the lines in the Balmer series. In the Balmer series the end N = 2.
    w = wavelength; R is the Rydberg constant which is 1.09737E7
    1/w = R(1/4 - 1/x^2)
    Solve for x.

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