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There are gaps in the atomic spectra because the energy levels of atoms are quantized (i.e n=1, n=2, n=3). When an electron releases a photon, its energy is dependent on the change in energy level (from n=2 to n=1 for instance). If the energy levels of atoms were not quantized the atomic spectra would be a continuous band rather than discrete vertical lines.
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