balmer series meaning

  "balmer series" in a sentence
  • /balˈmər sēˈrēz or -riz/ (physics)
      A group of lines in the hydrogen spectrum
      ORIGIN: J J Balmer (1825–98), Swiss mathematician


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  1. Designations from the early Balmer Series are in parentheses.
  2. The Bohr assumptions recover the observed Balmer series.
  3. The solution for the hydrogen atom describes standing waves of energy exactly given by the Balmer series.
  4. Rydberg managed to find a formula to match the known Balmer series emission lines, and also predicted those not yet discovered.
  5. Urey and grating spectrograph, a sensitive device that had been recently installed at Columbia and was capable of resolving the Balmer series.

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