Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 6 - Electronic Structure of Atoms - Exercises - Page 248: 6.4a


There are longer wavelengths at cooler temperatures and shorter wavelengths at hotter temperatures.

Work Step by Step

We know that at cooler temperatures the waves emitted have longer wavelengths and there are shorter wavelengths at high temperatures. Thus, at the cooler temperature, the wavelengths are not in the visible region and the the burner emits orange visible light.
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