Gen Chem - Atomic Spectroscopy In part one of the...

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Atomic Spectroscopy In part one of the experiment, we took a spectroscope, which is a device used to look at the reflection of light and measure the wavelength that is observed. We looked through the spectroscope and aligned it with the slit. We found that there was lots of visible light and that certain numbers correlated with different parts of the visible spectrum. The colors reflected the same numbers on both sides. The color of emission of violet had a Spectroscope Scale Reading of 4.5, blue had a Spectroscope Scale Reading of 5, green had a Spectroscope Scale Reading of 5.6, and yellow had a Spectroscope Scale Reading of 6. The calibration graph showed that the readings formed to make a straight line. In part two of the experiment, we looked at an open flame, again with the Spectroscope and once again recorded the readings. The violet color emitted had a scale reading of 4.5, an observed wavelength of 390.62 and the percent error compared to the accepted wavelength was 4.95%. The color blue had a scale reading of 5, an observed
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