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Miya Eberlein 1J
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Postby Miya Eberlein 1J » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:33 pm

I didn't understand this topic until I read it over in the book, so I wanted to clarify what spectroscopy is in case anyone doesn't understand it. I understand spectroscopy to be a part of chemistry that deals with understanding how light is emitted or absorbed by certain substances. Scientists had to invent this branch because they wanted to study objects as small as atoms, but cannot do so directly. They see the properties of an atom indirectly by observing the light the atom emits when heated up or electrically discharged. This enables scientists to make models of the electronic structure of atoms.
I hope this is correct, and if so, helps somebody else!

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Re: Spectroscopy

Postby 604601071 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:55 pm

To my understand, that sounds correct; this is a more simplified version that makes it even easier to understand though, thank you.

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