Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 30 - Think and Explain: 46

Answer

In a high-pressure gas, the atomic energy levels overlap with one another in a way similar to the way they do in a solid or liquid. This results in smeared frequencies and a smoother spectrum of emitted light.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 567-568.
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