rydberg constant


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Noun1.rydberg constant - a wave number characteristic of the wave spectrum of each element
wave number - the reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave
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It was found that the remaining factor is nearly identical with the ratio of the inverse Rydberg constant [R.sub.oo] and the rod length
The result, a measurement of the Avogadro constant, can then be used to calculate the Planck constant, using precise measurements of other fundamental constants--including the Rydberg constant, which is related to the energy needed to ionize a hydrogen atom.
However, fitting the new Rydberg constant to experimental data to account for screening and correlation leads to an agreement to less than one percent.