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When a hydrogen atom is in its ground state, what are the shortest and longest wavelengths of the photons it can absorb without being ionized?

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1 of 4The shortest and longest wavelengths of the photons absorbed by a hydrogen atom without being ionized can be calculated using the $\textbf{Rydberg formula}$ and is given by

$\begin{align} \dfrac{1}{\lambda} = R_H \left(\dfrac{1}{n_f^2}-\dfrac{1}{n_i^2}\right) \end{align}$

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