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In Which of the Following Systems Will the Wavelength Corresponding to N = 2 to N = 1 Be Minimum? - Physics (Theory)


In which of the following systems will the wavelength corresponding to n = 2 to n = 1 be minimum?


  • Hydrogen atom

  •  Deuterium atom

  • Singly ionized helium

  • Doubly ionized lithium

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 Doubly ionized lithium

The wavelength corresponding the transition from n2 to n1 is given by

`1/lamda =RZ^2 (1/n_1^2 - 1/n_2^2)`]

R = Rydberg constant
Z = Atomic number of the ion

From the given formula, it can be observed that the wavelength is inversely proportional to the square of the atomic number.
Therefore, the wavelength corresponding to n = 2 to n = 1 will be minimum in doubly ionized lithium ion because for lithium, Z = 3.

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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 21 Bohr’s Model and Physics of Atom
Q 6 | Page 383
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