Balmer Series Definition

Balmer Series Definition: The portion of the emission spectrum of hydrogen that represents electron transitions from energy levels n > 2 to n = 2. These are four lines in the visible spectrum.

Examples: The four visible Balmer lines of hydrogen appear at 410 nm, 434 nm, 486 nm and 656 nm.

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