Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 30 - Think and Explain: 39

Answer

When a solar spectrum is compared with the emission spectrum of iron, some of the Fraunhofer lines perfectly match the iron's emission lines. This is evidence for the presence of iron in the cooler gases surrounding the sun.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 575.
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