Balmer series

Balmer series

[bahl-mer]
noun Physics.
a series of lines in the visible spectrum of hydrogen.

Origin:
1960–65; named after J. J. Balmer (1825–98), Swiss physicist who derived its formula

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Balmer series (German ˈbalmər)
 
n
a series of lines in the hydrogen spectrum, discovered by Johann Jakob Balmer (1825--98) in 1885

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