The visible spectrum

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Isabella Barkett 1G
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The visible spectrum

Postby Isabella Barkett 1G » Sun May 06, 2018 3:47 pm

What is the difference between the continuous spectrum and the line spectrum?

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Re: The visible spectrum

Postby joannehaddad » Sun May 06, 2018 4:08 pm

The line spectrum shows the specific wavelengths that are being absorbed/emitted, whereas the continuous spectrum shows a continuum of wavelengths. A line spectrum is discrete, while the continuous spectrum isn't.

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Re: The visible spectrum

Postby Caitlyn Ponce 1L » Sun May 06, 2018 6:08 pm

A continuous spectrum has wavelengths with no gaps in between. For example, when white light is shone through a prism, a rainbow (all wavelengths of visible radiation) is seen. On the other hand, a line spectrum consists of spectral lines that appear from the transition between two allowed energies.

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Re: The visible spectrum

Postby Shione Nakahara 1F » Sun May 06, 2018 9:25 pm

The main difference between them is that continuous spectrum contains no gaps whereas line spectrum contains many gaps.

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Re: The visible spectrum

Postby Samantha Castro 1D » Sun May 06, 2018 9:35 pm

A continuous spectrum is the emission of a continuous range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.
A line spectrum shows a series of specific wavelengths of emitted light made when the visible part of light from excited atoms shine through a prism.

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