## Lines on Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

H-Atom ($E_{n}=-\frac{hR}{n^{2}}$)

DTingey_1C
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### Lines on Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

What do the lines represent? Do each of the lines represent a particular wavelength of light that causes an e- to be ejected or is it the space between the lines that ejects an e-?

vpena_1I
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### Re: Lines on Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

The first part! Though the electron does not have to be ejected, it just moves to a higher orbit by absorbing energy. The lines on the absorption spectrum are unique to each element as each element can only absorb certain energies or wavelengths.