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Atoms can be ionized by thermal collisions, such as at the high temperatures found in the solar corona. One such ion is $\textrm{C}^{+5}$, a carbon atom with only a single electron. (a) By what factor are the energies of its hydrogen-like levels greater than those of hydrogen? (b) What is the wavelength of the first line in this ion’s Paschen series? (c) What type of EM radiation is this?
1. The orbital energies of $\textrm{C}^{5+}$ are greater than those of hydrogen by a factor of $36$
2. $51.9\textrm{ nm}$
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