# Problem: Are there transitions of higher or lower energy for hydrogen that we don't see?How may total transitions are there for hydrogen? Please provide at least one example.

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The energy of the nth sate in the hydrogen atom,

$\overline{)\begin{array}{rcl}{\mathbf{E}}_{\mathbf{n}}& {\mathbf{=}}& \mathbf{-}\frac{\mathbf{13}\mathbf{.}\mathbf{6}}{{\mathbf{n}}^{\mathbf{2}}}\end{array}}$

The ground state of the hydrogen atom electron is n = 1. All other states of n greater than 1 are called excited states. The excited states are unstable and fall back to lower energy levels emitting radiation.

A)

In Balmer series, the electrons fall back to n = 2 and are visible.

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Are there transitions of higher or lower energy for hydrogen that we don't see?

How may total transitions are there for hydrogen? Please provide at least one example.