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Unformatted text preview: (wavelength, color) hits the atom, we can get the electron to jump to the next higher level. Only this color of light will be absorbed. CD: Look under Astronomy Basics / Light and Atoms / Animations. The first choice whose description begins "Energy is released . . " describes atomic shells and light. (2nd ed: See the Movie Gallery for Chapter 3: page 3 describes atomic shells, page 4 describes absorption of light.) emission spectrum: If an electron jumps down from a higher level to a lower level, light with a specific energy (wavelength) will be emitted. The steps can have different sizes => different energies => different wavelengths (colors) absorbed or emitted Each element has different spacings. => use pattern of absorption or emission lines to identify each element => a fingerprint oxygen: helium:...
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2012 for the course AST 1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.
- Spring '10