[ bahl-mer ]
/ ˈbɑl mər /
a series of lines in the visible spectrum of hydrogen.
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Origin of Balmer series
1960–65; named after J. J. Balmer (1825–98), Swiss physicist who derived its formula
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British Dictionary definitions for Balmer series
/ (German ˈbalmər) /
a series of lines in the hydrogen spectrum, discovered by Johann Jakob Balmer (1825–98) in 1885
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