Atomic Spectra Pre-Assessment #13

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Atomic Spectra Pre-Assessment #13

Postby ShreyaKannan1B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:30 pm

What is the difference between absorption line and emission line spectrum?

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Re: Atomic Spectra Pre-Assessment #13

Postby Angela Patel 2J » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:32 pm

They technically provide the same data. Absorption line spectra display the wavelengths of light absorbed, and emission line spectra display the wavelengths of light emitted. You can measure either to get the same information, it just depends on what experimental tools were available.

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