Post-Module Assessment #6

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Post-Module Assessment #6

Postby Michelle_Nguyen_3F » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:45 pm

#6 in the Post-Module Assessment asks "In an atomic absorption spectrum what does one line (one wavelength) represent?"
I understand the concept that atoms can only absorb and emit certain energies and that a line corresponds to the transition between two of the "allowed" energy levels. However, I am a bit confused as to what a spectral line represents. In other words, does a spectral line represent the frequency or the wavelength of the light? Thank you!

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Re: Post-Module Assessment #6

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:46 pm

Either. They are related by constants therefore either is correct.

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