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02 Notes - Nature of Light

02 Notes - Nature of Light - Continuous vs Quantized E = h...

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Pluchino Regents Chemistry Atomic History & Electron Configuration 02 Nature of Light Aim: Is light a particle or a wave? Do Now: Make a list of all the facts you know about light. Electromagnetic Spectrum Behavior of Light Generally, light travels in a wave form: c =   Speed (c): light travels at 3.00x10 8 m/s Wavelength ( ): distance from crest to crest (nm) Frequency( ): how fast a wave oscillates up and down (hertz) When white light is passed through a spectrum all the colors are observed: When elements are excited in the gaseous phase, only certain colors are observed.
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