Rydberg spectrum

Rydberg spectrum

[′rīd‚bərg ‚spek·trəm]
(spectroscopy)
An ultraviolet absorption spectrum produced by transitions of atoms of a given element from the ground state to states in which a single electron occupies an orbital farther from the nucleus.
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