lab manual experiment 6

lab manual experiment 6 - EXPERIMENT 6 Atomic Spectra...

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Experiment 6- Page 1 EXPERIMENT 6 Atomic Spectra INTRODUCTION Visible light is the portion of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum to which the eye is sensitive. Figure 1 indicates that visible light is only a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation. Any portion of this radiation can be characterized by either a wavelength ( ) or a frequency ( ). The speed of electromagnetic radiation ( c ) is a constant that relates to the wavelength and frequency through the following equation: c (1) The value of c is 2.998 10 8 m/s. FIGURE 1
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