- a series of lines in the visible spectrum of hydrogen.
Origin of Balmer series
1960–65; named after J. J. Balmer (1825–98), Swiss physicist who derived its formula
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- a series of lines in the hydrogen spectrum, discovered by Johann Jakob Balmer (1825–98) in 1885