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The Bohr model for single electron atoms predicts that the energies of the allowed orbitals are given by: En = (-2.178 * 10^-18) * Zsquared / n squared where n = 1, 2, 3...... and Z is the nuclear charge
i) calculate the minimum energy (in J) required to ionise a ground state hydrogen atom
ii) calculate the wavelength (in nanometres) of the photon emitted by an electron in making the transition from the n=2 to n=1 levels of the single electron ion, He+.
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- Thread Starter
- 08-11-2008 15:05
- 08-11-2008 15:09
The formula for hydrogenic atom is fixed, E = - 13.6/n^2 eV
Change in E(in Joule) = difference between E at n = 1 and n =2 = hf = hc/wavelength
1 ev is roughly 1.6 x 10^-19 J (do the conversion right, you should be able to get the correct answer).