endobj /Type /StructElem /Type /StructElem endobj /S /P >> /Type /StructElem endobj << /Type /StructElem /Type /StructElem /K [ 38 ] /S /P /InlineShape /Sect Determine the true wavelengths by using the calibration plot from Part I. /Type /StructElem 237 0 obj >> /Length 3287 endobj >> /K [ 35 ] /Type /StructElem /P 370 0 R /P 131 0 R endobj In 1885, a Swiss high /S /P << 4. 314 0 obj endobj /Type /StructElem /S /P /Pg 47 0 R /Type /StructElem /K [ 12 ] /Pg 47 0 R endobj 395 0 obj >> Most of the spectrum is invisible to the eye because it is either in the infrared or the ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum. << 298 0 obj << 111 0 obj /K [ 16 ] /Outlines 446 0 R << << << /Type /StructElem While the electron of the atom remains in the ground state, its energy is unchanged. /P 56 0 R /P 348 0 R 220 0 obj << integer. /S /Span << /P 56 0 R spectrum. 343 0 obj >> 114 0 obj /S /P << We can't see electrons in an atom so we have to study them indirectly. 261 0 obj /P 353 0 R << endobj With your measured L and x's, compute the angle q of endobj << /Type /StructElem /K [ 0 ] 239 0 obj a given order (say m=3), is the angle of diffraction for red light larger or /Type /StructElem endobj 349 0 obj << << endobj /S /P /P 291 0 R 347 0 obj << endobj /Pg 26 0 R /S /P /P 235 0 R /P 56 0 R << endobj >> /P 56 0 R /P 56 0 R /S /P spectrum of hydrogen is an important piece of evidence that light interacts with matter through the absorption and emission of discrete packets of energy, called quanta. /Type /StructElem 166 0 obj /Type /StructElem endobj >> endobj >> /P 301 0 R >> /S /P << /S /TD /Pg 38 0 R /P 153 0 R /Type /StructElem 328 0 obj >> /S /TR below. /S /P /P 124 0 R endobj /K [ 12 13 14 ] /K [ 61 ] 195 0 obj 382 0 obj /Type /StructElem /Type /StructElem /P 53 0 R to place them at a convenient height for your eye. /K 65 142 0 obj 163 0 obj >> >> /S /P /K [ 47 ] 143 0 R 143 0 R 143 0 R 143 0 R 143 0 R 143 0 R 144 0 R 145 0 R 146 0 R 147 0 R 148 0 R Explain how the lines in the emission spectrum of hydrogen are related to electron energy levels. 313 0 obj /Type /StructElem /K [ 138 0 R 139 0 R ] /S /TD /S /P endobj << /P 300 0 R /S /P << /Type /StructElem /K [ 216 0 R ] /P 56 0 R 14A: Atomic Emission Spectra (Experiment) - Chemistry ... emission spectrum. /K [ 17 ] /P 361 0 R /S /P /K [ 231 0 R ] /P 56 0 R endobj << >> 110 0 obj /K [ 5 ] /P 56 0 R 260 0 obj /S /P /S /TD /Type /StructElem /Type /StructElem /P 353 0 R >> << endobj /K [ 15 16 ] each of the first-order Balmer lines. 336 0 obj /Type /StructElem 70 0 obj /S /P /S /P /K [ 44 ] >> /P 346 0 R /S /TR endobj /Type /StructElem Pre-laboratory Assignment: Atomic Spectra Calculate the energy of the n=1 level for an electron in a hydrogen atom. /Type /StructElem << /S /TD The integer m is called the order of /P 180 0 R /S /P source through the grating provided. >> /K [ 3 ] /Image11 11 0 R >> /Type /StructElem endobj 203 0 obj /P 56 0 R /S /TD endobj /Pg 47 0 R /P 56 0 R In this experiment, linear emission spectra of discharge tubes are studied. << If you look closely, you will see some dark lines in the spectrum where So this is the line spectrum for hydrogen. /S /P endobj endobj >> will interfere constructively only if the path difference is an integer number 132 0 obj /Pg 50 0 R Hydrogen molecules are first broken up into hydrogen atoms (hence the atomic hydrogen emission spectrum) and electrons are then promoted into higher energy levels. 228 0 obj /K 34 << endobj the diffraction. /P 193 0 R /S /Span /Pg 47 0 R higher energy Ei to a final state of lower energy Ef , /Pg 38 0 R /Pg 47 0 R /S /Span In the years leading up to the application of quantum theory to the spectrum of hydrogen, scientists had laboured to find an empirical formula or 108 0 obj endobj /K [ 5 ] << << /Pg 3 0 R /K [ 21 ] 311 0 obj /Type /StructElem [ 60 0 R 66 0 R 83 0 R 84 0 R 89 0 R 93 0 R 96 0 R 69 0 R 69 0 R 73 0 R 73 0 R 73 0 R This is a small part of the hydrogen emission spectrum. endobj >> /P 56 0 R /S /TD /K [ 243 0 R ] /P 56 0 R 322 0 obj endobj 408 0 obj /P 247 0 R /K [ 49 ] endobj /Type /StructElem /Type /StructElem << /P 56 0 R /Type /StructElem endobj 167 0 obj /K [ 324 0 R ] 367 0 obj >> /P 154 0 R >> Named after Johann Balmer, who discovered the Balmer formula, an empirical equation to predict the Balmer series, in 1885. The hydrogen spectrum is an important piece of evidence to show the quantized electronic structure of an atom. endobj 1 0 obj /Pg 47 0 R endobj /K [ 326 0 R ] 157 0 obj 371 0 obj /P 56 0 R /Pg 26 0 R << >> 78 0 obj The Balmer series includes the lines due to transitions from an outer orbit n > 2 to the orbit n' = 2. /Pg 50 0 R Are the wavelengths produced by transitions to the n=1 level longer or >> << /Type /StructElem /K [ 210 0 R 213 0 R 215 0 R 217 0 R 219 0 R 222 0 R ] /S /P /S /TD /K [ 45 ] /Type /StructElem /P 56 0 R 286 0 obj 360 0 obj /Pg 47 0 R /P 56 0 R >> endobj /Pg 3 0 R /K [ 86 ] endobj Before leaving, return the Spectrometer to your TA so she endobj /K [ 292 0 R ] /Type /StructElem /K [ 279 0 R ] /Pg 38 0 R << << /Pg 3 0 R and computed d, compute the wavelengths of each of the (three or four) Balmer /Pg 38 0 R endobj 88 0 obj /K [ 32 ] 107 0 R 108 0 R 109 0 R 110 0 R 111 0 R 111 0 R 111 0 R 111 0 R 111 0 R 111 0 R 111 0 R /Pg 38 0 R >> /S /P 2. /Type /StructElem >> endobj The mystery was solved in 1913 by the Danish physicist Niels /Pg 47 0 R 273 0 obj 198 0 obj 152 0 obj /Pg 47 0 R 4 0 obj /K [ 233 0 R ] (ROYGBIV) The diffraction (bending) of light by a diffraction grating will separate the electromagnetic radiation as a function of its wavelength. 98 0 obj /P 235 0 R 171 0 obj /S /Span /Type /StructElem /P 336 0 R /S /P 87 0 obj /Type /StructElem /P 185 0 R Question: EXPERIMENT REPORT SHEET Atomic Spectra And Atomic Structure 12 Calibration Of Spectroscope Lines Observed In Emission Spectrum Of Mercury Color Position On Scale Known Wavelength A. endobj /S /Span /Pg 26 0 R << • Answer the pre-lab questions that appear at the end of this lab exercise. endobj /Pg 50 0 R /Type /StructElem The emission spectrum of atomic hydrogen is highly regular and contains within it several obvious geometrical progressions (see Figure 1). >> /Pg 26 0 R /S /P >> /S /P /Pg 50 0 R 377 0 obj /K [ 36 ] 172 0 obj /S /TD << endobj to the n=1 (ground state) level from higher levels in the hydrogen atom never Atomic Absorption and Emission Spectra. endobj /Pg 50 0 R 240 0 obj The emission spectrum of Hydrogen. >> /K [ 236 0 R 238 0 R 240 0 R 242 0 R 244 0 R 246 0 R ] /Pg 47 0 R << >> >> /Pg 47 0 R /K [ 26 ] /K 34 /P 219 0 R /K [ 55 ] 338 0 obj /S /TD /K [ 47 ] /P 56 0 R /S /TD /Count 5 407 0 obj /K [ 224 0 R 226 0 R 228 0 R 230 0 R 232 0 R 234 0 R ] 145 0 obj >> 144 0 obj Your TA will explain the difference. /S /P With these measured wavelengths you will compute the Rydberg constant. /Pg 47 0 R >> endobj /S /P [ 64 0 R 68 0 R 92 0 R 86 0 R 91 0 R 95 0 R 98 0 R 71 0 R 71 0 R 75 0 R 75 0 R 75 0 R endobj << light filament, and the overhead fluorescent lights. >> observing the helium spectrum. >> /Type /StructElem /P 223 0 R /P 56 0 R /Pg 50 0 R /P 208 0 R >> /Type /StructElem /K [ 69 ] (after signing the sign-out sheet) and observe the solar spectrum by pointing 301 0 obj 315 0 obj 78 0 R 78 0 R 78 0 R 82 0 R 82 0 R 379 0 R 380 0 R 381 0 R 382 0 R 383 0 R 384 0 R When the atom absorbs one or more quanta of energy, the electron moves from the ground state orbit to an excited state orbit that is further away. << endobj /Pg 47 0 R endobj >> >> /Textbox /Sect /K [ 178 0 R ] endobj 352 0 obj >> /Pg 47 0 R A handmade spectroscope will be calibrated by measuring the emission spectrum of mercury gas then used to measure the emission spectra of a variety of cations through a flame test and hydrogen and helium gas. << << >> 283 0 obj 300 0 obj endobj /P 56 0 R >> 389 0 obj << the spectrometer toward a white cloud or at the blue sky near the Sun. /S /P endobj /Type /StructElem Using the measured wavelengths of the Balmer series and equation(5), one /S /P /Pg 26 0 R /P 56 0 R << /Type /StructElem endobj 303 0 obj /K 38 endobj 255 0 obj 77 0 obj >> 3. >> /Type /StructElem endobj >> /P 56 0 R << >> 177 0 obj /S /P /Type /StructElem /Pg 38 0 R << • find the wavelength of a peak of intensity and its uncertainty. /Type /StructElem /S /Table endobj /P 369 0 R << endobj /Pg 47 0 R /P 153 0 R << /S /P endobj /Type /StructElem << /K [ 8 ] << << /P 300 0 R /P 219 0 R /Pg 38 0 R endobj /P 366 0 R >> >> • In the third part of the experiment, the line spectrum of an unknown element will /P 56 0 R endobj /K [ 248 0 R 250 0 R 252 0 R 254 0 R 256 0 R 258 0 R ] /Type /StructElem /Type /StructElem /K [ 1 ] /P 276 0 R /Pg 38 0 R /Type /StructElem /Type /StructElem /K [ 78 ] /P 56 0 R /Type /StructElem /K [ 46 ] /S /P /S /P /S /Span known value R = 1.09737 ´ 107 m-1. /K [ 40 ] /P 56 0 R /P 121 0 R >> << /P 56 0 R /P 232 0 R >> /Type /StructElem /P 56 0 R An incident light beam made of a several distinct >> >> /Type /Page 381 0 obj /Type /StructElem grating, to see the lines to the side of the lamp.). 348 0 obj These series of radiation are named after the scientists who discovered them. You will observe that the solar spectrum is continuous (all /Type /StructElem >> << << endobj /Type /StructElem In this experiment you will use a diffraction-grating spectrometer to measure the wavelengths of the emission lines of hydrogen. /S /P /P 320 0 R /S /Span >> /P 300 0 R /S /P << /Type /StructElem >> endobj /S /TD 109 0 R 110 0 R 111 0 R 112 0 R 113 0 R 114 0 R 116 0 R 117 0 R 118 0 R 119 0 R 120 0 R /Type /StructElem >> /K [ 0 ] endobj /Pg 47 0 R /K [ 1 ] /Type /StructElem /XObject << /Type /StructElem /Pg 47 0 R /P 56 0 R /K [ 245 0 R ] /Pg 47 0 R /Type /StructElem lines. /Pg 38 0 R /K [ 88 ] /Pg 50 0 R >> /S /P 91 0 obj 362 0 obj • compare and contrast the spectra of various light sources. /K [ 6 ] >> /Type /StructElem endobj endobj << Atomic emission spectra can be thought of as atomic fingerprints. 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