Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 7 - Sections 7.1-7.6 - Exercises - Review Questions: 13


An emission spectrum is the range of wavelengths emitted by a particular element and is used to identify the element. The white light spectrum is continuous, meaning that there are no sudden interruptions in the intensity of the light as a function of wavelength.

Work Step by Step

The spectrum consists of all wavelengths. Emission spectra are not continuous. They consist of bright lines at specific wavelengths, with complete darkness in between.
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