Atomic Spectrum

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Eunice Lee 1A
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Atomic Spectrum

Postby Eunice Lee 1A » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 pm

Can someone explain the importance of the atomic spectrum and what we use it for?

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Re: Atomic Spectrum

Postby katie_sutton1B » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:15 pm

The atomic spectra is the spectroscopic analysis of light given off by excited atoms, and shows only photons of a particular energy given off. The experiment takes the energy of the photon, and identifies its energy level. Then, using these energy levels, you can see the electronic structure of the element and be able to identify it.

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Re: Atomic Spectrum

Postby Grace Kim 1J » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:42 pm

Just like the comment above, the atomic spectrum shows a series of spectral lines, which are used to identify atoms and molecules. When the atoms are excited, energy or light is emitted, which corresponds to different colored lines. The colored lines produced by the atomic spectra is what helps to identify the elements.


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