I have a worksheet that deals with Balmer Series. I did most of it but there were a few that confused me a little:
1. What common characteristic do the lines in the Balmer Series have? (I think it has to do with their energies, but I'm not sure)
2. What would be the longest possible wavelength for a line in the Balmer series? (It would be the one with the lowest ENERGY or WAVELENGTH?
3. Fundamentally, why would any line in the hydrogen spectrum between 250 nm and 700 nm belong to the Balmer series?
4. The maximum electronic energy that a hydrogen atom (normally ground state) can have is O kj/mole, at which point the electron would essentially be removed from the atom and it would become a H+ ion. How much energy in kj/mole does it take to ionize an H atom.
5. The ionization energy of hydrogen is often expressed in units other than kj/mole. What would it be joules per atom? in electron volts per atom? (1 ev=1.602 X 10-19)