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Lines on Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:49 pm
by DTingey_1C
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-?

Re: Lines on Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:44 pm
by vpena_1I
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.