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Unformatted text preview: Distinct energy levels lead to distinct emission or absorption lines. Every atom, ion, and molecule has a unique spectral fingerprint We can identify the chemicals in gas by their fingerprints in the spectrum. With additional physics, we can figure out abundances of the chemicals, and much more....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08