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How does the Bohr theory account for the multiple lines in hydrogen's emission spectra, when hydrogen has only one e-?

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Hydrogen has only one e- but that e- can shift back and forth between different energy levels. The transition of higher to lower energy levels is what causes a spectral line.
 
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