Physical Optics

Atomic Spectra

Seat Experiment

Q1: Using your textbook and the class wall charts, identify four elements by their spectra. 

Q2: Sketch each of the four spectra. How do the actual spectra vary from the standard pictures? 

Q3: How are these images of spectral lines produced by your optical apparatus? 

Q4: How are these spectral lines generated by phenomena within atoms?


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