## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

For Johann Jakob Balmer, Swiss mathematician

### NounEdit

**Balmer series** (*uncountable*)

- (physics) The set of spectral lines of the hydrogen atom that correspond to transitions involving a principal quantum number n=2

### See alsoEdit

- Lyman series
- Paschen series
- Brackett series
- Pfund series
- Humphreys series