Lesson: Atomic Emission Spectroscopy Chemistry
In this lesson, we will learn how to explain the emission of fixed colors of light by metal atoms and use line spectra in identifying elements.
The atomic emission spectra of sodium and thallium are shown below. When placed into the flame of a Bunsen burner, sodium gives a vivid yellow flame. Using the atomic emission spectrum of thallium, what color flame would a sample of thallium likely produce?
What does each individual line in a flame emission spectrum represent?
Which of the following statements about atomic emission spectroscopy is not correct?