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Chapter 30: Light Emission
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Chapter Objectives:

  • Compare and Contrast Emission and Absorption Spectra
  • Describe the process of incandescence
  • Describe the proccess of fluorescence
  • Describe the process of phosphorescence
  • Describe how laser light is different from light from an ordinary lamp.
  • Explain how holograms are formed.
  • Describe the process of excitation

Chapter Terms:

  • exicitation
  • emission spectrum
  • spectroscope
  • incandescence
  • absorption spectrum
  • fluorescence
  • phosphorescence
  • laser

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Chapter Outline Framework:

  • Excitation
    • Emission Spectra
  • Incandescence
    • Absorption Spectra
  • Fluorescence
    • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Phosphorescence
  • Lasers

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