04-09-2018, 03:57 PM

Having a bit of problem with this tutorial question.

Give an expression for the Balmer-Rydberg equation in terms of wavelength , the Rydberg constant R, and the integers m and n where

m < n.

[3] a. Using the equation calculate the wavelength (in nanometers) of the second line of the Lyman series (m = 1).

I found the equation '

wavelength= R constant (m2/m2-n2)

however what is n when m is 1

Give an expression for the Balmer-Rydberg equation in terms of wavelength , the Rydberg constant R, and the integers m and n where

m < n.

[3] a. Using the equation calculate the wavelength (in nanometers) of the second line of the Lyman series (m = 1).

I found the equation '

wavelength= R constant (m2/m2-n2)

however what is n when m is 1