Students will be able to
- explain the production of atomic emission spectra and what happens to a sample during the process,
- know in simple terms that a line emission spectrum results from electrons relaxing from a higher energy level to a lower one and emitting radiation,
- explain the use of line emission spectra to identify elements,
- compare line emission spectra to identify the elements in a sample,
- use atomic emission spectroscopy to determine the concentration of metal ions,
- compare atomic emission spectroscopy, particularly flame emission spectroscopy, with flame tests,
- use data from a flame photometer to determine the identity or concentration of ions in a dilute solution.