Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 27 - Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom - Questions: 21

Answer

By examining the absorption spectrum of its light.

Work Step by Step

Analyze the spectrum of light coming from the sun by using a diffraction grating (or prism). If there is oxygen near the surface, you will see dark (absorption) lines at the wavelengths that correspond to electron transitions in oxygen atoms.
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