# Thread: Explanation behind Moseley's Law

1. Moseley's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm not quite sure why it's (Z-1) instead of just Z.

2. Originally Posted by iopst
Moseley's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm not quite sure why it's (Z-1) instead of just Z.

3. Originally Posted by DrRocket
I did but I need some clarification.

4. This is not something I am familiar with, but I think the key point is the statement that: "for example, the values for and are the same for all " and so it simplifies to .

Also, as it is an observational law I assume the "reason" is that works.

5. Originally Posted by Strange
This is not something I am familiar with, but I think the key point is the statement that: "for example, the values for and are the same for all " and so it simplifies to .

Also, as it is an observational law I assume the "reason" is that works.
it deviates slightly from the Bohr explanation.

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