Atomic Spectrum: Definition, Absorption & Emission


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Which of the following does NOT describe an atomic spectrum?

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1. What is the name of the equipment used to split the sun's light into its various colors to analyze it?

2. Which of the following is an example of an absorption spectrum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you understand atomic spectra. You'll be asked questions about topics like the differences between spectra and how they can be used to determine chemical compositions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check your knowledge of the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Describing an atomic spectrum
  • Equipment used to analyze the Sun's light
  • Absorption spectrum
  • Identifying the type of spectrum in a given example
  • The color of light with the highest energy

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use the understanding of the concept of spectra and how they're related to energy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about color in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of atomic spectra
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chemical composition

Additional Learning

The related lesson, Atomic Spectrum: Definition, Absorption & Emission, provides further details on the subject. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Rainbows
  • Absorption lines
  • Atomic energy levels
  • Continuous spectra
  • Absorption spectra
  • Emission spectra