To learn how to calibrate and use the spectrometer to determine the wavelengths of certain spectra to determine the Balmer series and Rydberg constant.
|color||actual wavelength||measured wavelength|
|Color||Measured Value||Actual Wavelength (nm)||Actual Wavelength (m)||1/wavelength||n||2 − 2 − n − 2||Rydberg Constant|
Rydberg Constant = 1.1061 * 10 − 7
STDV 4.6 * 10 − 10
And of course the excel file that I have in my notebook is corrupted. Apperantly our calibration data is off but for some reason the values we calculated for the Rydberg constants are within accepted values. I didnt expand the Balmer series as many students did.