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Light Spectrum

Chem test 4

stable state lowest possible energy
"Light" electromagnetic radiation - wave like, behaves like a wave
electromagnetic spectrum gamma ray (highest) -> x-ray -> UV -> rainbow -> infrared -> microwave -> radiowave (lowest)
wavelength (lambda) wavelength starts @ one point & ends at same place on line.
frequency (nu) number of waves per second Hertz (Hz) = (1/sec)
Light characterization equations lambda x nu = c [c= 3x10^8 m/s] Energy = h x nu [6.626x10^-34 J*S] Energy = h x c/lambda
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