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Calculating Light Outside of The Visible Spectrum

If our eyes could see a slightly wider region of the electromagnetic spectrum, we would see a fifth line in the Balmer series emission spectrum. Calculate the wavelength λ associated with the fifth line.

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Posted on October 6, 2013, in Question and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. 1/X = R{1/(m^2) – 1/(n^2)}
    1.097*10^-2 {1/(2^2) – 1/(7^2)} = .002518 = 1/.002518 = 397nm
    Which is in the ultraviolet region and can not be seen

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