Unit I: The Atom

Lecture 5: Hydrogen Atom Energy Levels

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  1. Binding Energies of the Electron to the Nucleus for a Hydrogen Atom
  2. Verification of Hydrogen-Atom Energy Levels
    1. Photon Emission
    2. Photon Absorption

Lecture Video

In this lecture, we look at the visible spectrum produced by the hydrogen atom. A series of lines of different colors appear and we consider why the hydrogen atom produces this particular spectrum.

Lecture Notes

Notes for Lecture 5 (PDF)

Clicker Questions

Lecture 5 Clicker Questions (PDF)

Textbook Reading

Atomic Spectra Section 1.3 Section 1.3
Wavefunctions and Energy Levels Section 1.7 up to equation 9b Section 1.7 up to equation 9b
The Principle Quantum Number Section 1.8 Section 1.8

Problems and Solutions

Problems for Lecture 5 (PDF)

Solutions for Lecture 5 (PDF)

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