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# Need explanation for: The maximum number of emission lines when the excited electron of an H atom in n=5 drops to the ground state?

The maximum number of emission lines when the excited electron of an H atom in n=5 drops to the ground state?

• Option 1)

15

• Option 2)

10

• Option 3)

20

• Option 4)

5

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As learnt in

Paschen , Bracket and Pfund Series spectrums -

Infrared Region

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Each different transition of the electron results in a different emission line. So, as far the figure 5

The figure contains all possible transitions.

$\therefore$ possible emission lines (max.) = 10

Option 1)

15

This solution is incorrect.

Option 2)

10

This solution is correct.

Option 3)

20

This solution is incorrect.

Option 4)

5

This solution is incorrect.

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