Chemistry: Atomic Emission Spectra

What is the atomic emission spectra?
set of frequencies of electromagnetic waves emitted by atoms of the element
Not _________
continuous
What is it similar to?
a fingerprint, unique
What experimental evidence do scientists have that the energy levels in hydrogen are quantized?
each line in the spectrum corresponds to one exact frequency of light emitted by the atom
Describe the cause of atomic emission spectrum of an element.
electrons add E at ground state, jump to excited state, lose E and fall back down to emit E in form of light
What evidence leads us to believe that there are energy levels in the atom?
only certain colors of light in spectrum