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Unformatted text preview: 6.45 7.15 Violet Blue Green Yellow Orange Red 437.6 nm 497.3 nm 554.2 nm 593.7 nm 616.6 nm 680.9 nm 3 5.45 5.95 7.55 Blue Green Red 524.8 nm 570.7 nm 717.6 nm 4 4.40 4.50 5.50 5.80 6.10 6.40 Violet Blue Green Yellow Orange Red 428.4 nm 437.6 nm 529.4 nm 557.0 nm 584.5 nm 612.1 nm 5 4.00 4.40 5.55 5.90 Violet Blue Green Orange 391.7 nm 428.4 nm 534.0 nm 566.1 nm Calculations Conclusion In an emission spectrum, light is emitted from element when it releases energy. In an absorption spectrum, some light is absorbed by the element, but others are reflected back. The wavelength of an element is generated by the emission of energy, which is the transition between stationary states. The distance between these stationary states creates the differences. NASA uses spectroscopy to determine if a planet is moving away or towards us. We say the sun is a yellow star because the sun radiates as a yellow spectrum due to the fusion of hydrogen to helium....
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