##### Asked by: Aurkene Nigon

asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th February, 2020# What does R equal in Rydberg equation?

**R**=

**Rydberg's constant**(1.0973731568539(55) x 10

^{7}m

^{-}

^{1}) Z = atomic number of the atom. n

_{1}and n

_{2}are integers where n

_{2}> n

_{1}. It was later found that n

_{2}and n

_{1}were related to the principal quantum number or energy quantum number.

Besides, what is r in Rydberg equation?

The value of the **Rydberg** constant **R**_{∞} is 1.0973731568508 × 10^{7} per metre. When used in this form in the mathematical description of series of spectral lines, the result is the number of waves per unit length, or the wave numbers. Multiplication by the speed of light yields the frequencies of the spectral lines.

Beside above, what is n1 and n2 in Rydberg equation? **n1 and n2** are integers and **n2** is always greater than **n1**. R is **constant**, called **Rydberg constant** and **formula** is usually written as. The modern value of **Rydberg constant** is 109677.57 cm-1 and the most precise known physical **constant**. Example 1. Determine the ν¯ for the transition wherein **n1**=6 to **n2** = 3 in a hydrogen atom

Moreover, what is Rh equal to?

**RH** = 2.179 x 10-18 Joules (the Rydberg constant) n is the Principal Quantum Number.

Can the Rydberg equation be used for all atoms?

2 Answers. The **Rydberg formula** only works for hydrogenic **atoms**, and in hydrogenic **atoms all** the orbitals with the same principal quantum number have (approximately) the same energy.