The Balmer Series – Practice


1. Apply the Rydberg equation to determine the wavelength of light emitted by an electron transitioning between the following energy levels.

a) From the 6th energy to the 2nd.

b) From the 5th energy to the 2nd.

c) From the 3th energy to the 2nd.


Quick Answers:

1a) 4.10 x 10-7 m  b)  4.34 x 10-7 m  c) 6.56 x 10-7 m

Worked Answers: