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Unformatted text preview: Discussion The purpose of this experiment was to employ spectroscopic methods to explore light emitted by several different atomic sources. The mercury emission spectrum measured the frequencies of electromagnetic radiation emitted by mercury’s atoms when electrons transferred to lower energy states. The emission spectrum line was calibrated along with the actual wavelength of the color; from this the equation of the emission spectrum line was calculated as y=.0085x+.8375. The R^2=.9492; this meant that the slope of the line was relatively 94.92% accurate. The spectroscope scale reading was on the Y axis and the wavelength of the color emission was on the x axis. The lines observed for the hydrogen atom emission spectrum were relatively close to the actual wavelengths of the emitted light. The observed colors were violet, blue, green, and yellow. The wavelengths of the emitted light....
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course CHEM 1B taught by Professor Watts during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08