## Atomic Spectra

$c=\lambda v$

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Aiden Atoori 1C
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### Atomic Spectra

In an atomic emission spectra what does one line or wavelength represent?

Daniel Lai
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### Re: Atomic Spectra

I think the one line represents the particular wavelength of light.

Dhwani Krishnan 1G
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### Re: Atomic Spectra

Do emission and absorption spectra look the same? Or are they "opposites" of each other?

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### Re: Atomic Spectra

Dhwani Krishnan 1F wrote:Do emission and absorption spectra look the same? Or are they "opposites" of each other?

They should look the same because when an electron is excited it is absorbed with a certain energy then when it relaxes back the same amount of energy is emitted.

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