Title

Do the Series in the Hydrogen Atom Spectrum Ever Overlap?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Education

Abstract

Much is made of the simplicity of the hydrogen atom spectrum. Textbooks that display line spectra of the various series show that each series is in a discrete portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, separate from each other. The question arises, do these series ever overlap? Here, we present the answer to this question.

DOI

10.1021/ed083p883

Volume

83

Issue

6