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    Need some help on this query,

    Why do we only get a convergence limit for the Lyman series and not the balmer ?

    Is this because Lyman is in the UV part, so therefore electrons have more energy as the electron comes back down to the ground state ?
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    Need some help on this query,

    Why do we only get a convergence limit for the Lyman series and not the balmer ?

    Is this because Lyman is in the UV part, so therefore electrons have more energy as the electron comes back down to the ground state ?
    There is convergence in all of the hydrogen series, as the energy levels converge to n=infinity.

    But the convergence limit of the Lyman series is the only one which can be used to find the ionisation energy.
 
 
 
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