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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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a. What wavelength photon does a hydrogen atom emit in a transition?

b. What is the difference in the wavelengths emitted in a transition and a transition?

(a) In a transition, wavelength photon a hydrogen atom emit is

(b) The difference in the wave lengths are

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Step by Step Solution

Part (a) Step 1: Given information

The wavelength of hydrogen atom is

Part (a) Step 2: Finding emission spectrum wavelength

We can start with an expression for the emission spectrum wavelength.

Part (b) Step 1: Given information

The given wavelengths are and

Part (b) Step 2: Finding difference between wavelengths

In the same approach, we can figure out transition and transition

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