Balmer series


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Balmer series:

see spectrumspectrum,
arrangement or display of light or other form of radiation separated according to wavelength, frequency, energy, or some other property. Beams of charged particles can be separated into a spectrum according to mass in a mass spectrometer (see mass spectrograph).
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Balmer series

[′bȯl·mər ¦sir·ēz]
(spectroscopy)
The set of Balmer lines.
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Before closing the discussion of hydrogen, it is important to digress slightly from addressing emission in order to discuss the hydrogen Fraunhofer absorption lines of the Balmer series.
Three members of the hydrogen Balmer series are evident; a neutral helium line is also apparent in the spectrum.