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34.5: Analysis

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    1. Calculate the energy for each wavelength in the atomic spectrum of hydrogen. Match the wavelengths and energies to the colors you observed when you viewed hydrogen. You will need to convert each wavelength to meters before you calculate the energy in Joules.

    Table \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Wavelength (nm)

    Wavelength (m)

    Energy (J)

    Color

    397

         

    410

         

    434

         

    586

         

    656

         
    1. Explain why each element has a different dominant color.

    2. Based on your data, is an atomic spectrum unique to the element?  Explain.

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