Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mastering Physics: Electron Transitions and Spectral Lines Conceptual Question

The spectrum of a hypothetical atom is shown in the figure. Three distinct spectral series are shown, with the center series corresponding to transitions to a final state of . The indicated spectral line corresponds to the transition from an initial state of to the final state .

Part A Which of the lettered spectral lines corresponds to the transition from to ?
 A B C D E F G H

Part B Which of the lettered spectral lines corresponds to the transition from to ?