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5.2: Atoms and Electromagnetic Spectra

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • describe the appearance of an atomic emission spectrum.
  • explain why an element can be identified by its emission spectrum.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Atoms and Electromagnetic Spectra 1.0 None

Activities for Lesson 2

Laboratory Activities

1. Light and the Atomic Spectra Lab


1. Atomic Spectra Viewed Through a Diffraction Grating Demo


1. None

Extra Readings

1. None

Answers for Atoms and Electromagnetic Spectra (L2) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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