Volume 22: Pages 359-363, 2009
The possibility of the existence of an unknown hydrogen atom energy level
Koshun Suto 1
15-24, Oote-Town, Isesaki City 372-0048, Japan
It is theoretically possible for a hydrogen atom to have an energy level that is even lower than the ground state. Assuming that hydrogen atoms with this energy do exist, it would be also necessary to adjust the Rydberg formula, which predicts the wavelength of photons emitted during an electron transition. When solving for the photon wavelength using the formula newly derived in this paper, there is a slight discrepancy between the theoretical value and the experimental value thought to completely match this wavelength. This paper asserts the possibility of the existence of a hydrogen atom energy level even lower than the ground state, and concludes that an investigation of this is necessary.
Keywords: Hydrogen Atom, Classical Quantum Theory, Classical Electron Radius, Rydberg Formula, Balmer Series, Zero-Point Energy
Received: April 3, 2009; Accepted: June 24, 2009; Published Online: August 27, 2009