Hydrogen atom spectrum?

Which statement and Why is it correct for the emission spectrum of the hydrogen atom?

A. The lines converge at lower energies.

B. The lines are produced when electrons move from lower to higher energy levels.

C. The lines in the visible region involve electron transitions into the energy level

closest to the nucleus.

D. The line corresponding to the greatest emission of energy is in the ultraviolet region

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  • NCS
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    6 months ago
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    B. The lines are produced when electrons move from lower to higher energy levels.

    The lines correspond to photons released when electrons fall from higher energy orbits to lower energy orbits (not necessarily to the LOWEST orbit, so C is wrong). A and D are just silly.

    Hope this helps!

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  • 6 months ago

    I think B but it’s weirdly weirdly. The lines are formed by photons being released at specific energies which corispond to electrons falling from higher energy levels to lower energy levels. They fal by discreate amounts of energy and release this discrete energy in photons of specific energy.

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