Basic Principles of Spectroscopy


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What is spectroscopy?

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1. Which of the following is the first and most basic example of spectroscopy historically?

2. Which of the following is not an application of spectroscopy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Spectroscopy has many important applications. You will be tested on processes in spectroscopy, examples of this science in history and a key definition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Identify applications of spectroscopy
  • Name the process that lets us use this science to discern the chemical composition of the sun
  • Interpret information about the relationship between key scientific concepts and spectroscopy

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key terms - verify that you can properly define key terms, such as 'spectroscopy'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about applications of this science
  • Knowledge application - utilize your understanding to point out a basic example of spectroscopy in history

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this interesting topic by reading the lesson titled Basic Principles of Spectroscopy. This lesson gives you an in-depth look at:

  • Spectrometers
  • The relationship between spectroscopy and quantum mechanics
  • How spectroscopy is used in the medical field