An excited hydrogen atom emits light with a frequency of 1.141 multiplied by 1014 Hz to reach the energy level for which n = 4. In what principal quantum level did the electron begin?
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Balmer's formula: You have (can figure out the frequency), R (the Rydberg constant), and the final energy level of the electron. Just a matter of algebra from here to solve for .
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