Rydberg formula for Hydrogen-like elements

The energy differences between levels in the Bohr model, and the wavelengths of emitted/absorbed photons, is given by the Rydberg formula:


R: Rydberg's constant for the element
Z: Atomic number of the element
n1, n2: principal quantum numbers of the orbitals occupied before and after the quantum leap (n1<n2).

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