Experiment 1 -- modern experimental

Experiment 1 -- modern experimental - and the uniqueness...

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In this experiment, we used a diffraction grating to identify the different line spectra for Hydrogen, Helium, Deuterium, and Mercury. In theory, as the gas in the tube is heated, the electrons jump into higher “orbits” as they are excited. After the jump, the electrons emit a certain frequency of light when the atoms go back down to ground state. The jumps these electrons make are characteristic for each gas
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Unformatted text preview: and the uniqueness allows for classification of the gas. In our particular case, we had an apparatus which expanded the light and a diffraction grating that then split the light apart into its specific wavelengths. The eyepiece focused the light and had Hydrogen:...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2010 for the course PHYS U-332 taught by Professor Yongchensun during the Spring '10 term at University of South Dakota.

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