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(a) Compute the oscillation frequency of the electron and the expected absorption or emission wavelength in a Thomson model hydrogen atom. Use R = 0.053 nm. Compare with the observed wavelength of the strongest emission and absorption line in hydrogen, 122 nm. (b) Repeat for sodium (Z = 11). Use R = 0.18 nm. Compare with the observed wavelength, 590 nm.

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