Question #19476

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Dec 29, 2017

Answer:

The wavelength is 94.921 nm.

Explanation:

The Rydberg equation gives the wavelength for the transition:

#color(blue)(bar(ul(|color(white)(a/a) 1/λ = R(1/n_1^2 -1/n_2^2)color(white)(a/a)|)))" "#

where

#R =# the Rydberg constant (#1.0974 × 10^7color(white)(l) "m"^"-1"#) and
#n_1# and #n_2# are the numbers of the energy levels such that #n_1 < n_2#

#1/λ = (1.0974 × 10^7color(white)(l) "m"^"-1")(1/1 - 1/25) = (1.0974 × 10^7color(white)(l) "m"^"-1")× 24/25#

#= 1.0535 × 10^"-7"color(white)(l)"m"^"-1"#

#λ = 1/(1.0535 × 10^"-7"color(white)(l)"m"^"-1") = 9.4921 × 10^"-8"color(white)(l)"m" = "94.921 nm"#