A sample contains a hydrogen atom, He^+ ion, Li^2+ ion, and Be^3+ ion. In the H atom, the...

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A sample contains a hydrogen atom, He{eq}^+{/eq} ion, Li{eq}^{2+}{/eq} ion, and Be{eq}^{3+}{/eq} ion. In the H atom, the electron is present in 8th orbit; in He{eq}^{2+}{/eq}, the e{eq}^-{/eq} is present in 6th orbit; Li{eq}^{2+}{/eq} in 5th orbit; and in Be{eq}^{3+}{/eq}, the electron is present in 4th orbit. All the atoms are de-excited to the ground state. Calculate the total number of different spectral lines.

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In an atom, an electron can get excited to a higher energy level by the absorption of energy. When this electron returns to the ground state, it emits energy. These transitions are recorded as an emission spectrum or line spectrum for the element in question. These spectra are characteristic for each type of element and can be used to identify them spectrophotographically.

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It is given that the sample contains H atom, He{eq}^{2+}{/eq} ion, Li{eq}^{2+}{/eq} ion, and Be{eq}^{3+}{/eq} ion. An electron in each ion is...

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An absorption line spectrum refers to dark spectral lines interspersed on a continuous spectrum. Learn more about the absorption line spectrum, its formation by stars, the spectral sequence of the seven types of stars, and the significance of temperature.


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