Rydberg constant

noun
variants: or

Rydberg unit

Definition of Rydberg constant

  1. :  a wave number characteristic of the atomic spectrum of each element equal to the constant factor in the wave-number formula for all the spectral series of the elements and having a value from 109,678 cm−1 for hydrogen to 109,737 cm−1 for the heaviest elements

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Origin and Etymology of rydberg constant

after Johannes R. Rydberg


First Known Use: 1900


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