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quantum

packets of energy that are absorbed or released by an atom to change an atom's energy



equal to hv



(ENERGY OF AN ATOM IS QUANTIZED/FIXED)

blackbody radiation

when a solid object is heated to about 1000K and begins to emit visible light

color and intensity

changes as temperature changes


color is related to wavelength and frequency


temperature is related to energy


therefore energy is related to frequency and wavelenth



E=nhv

line spectrum

series of fine lines at specific frequencies separated by black spaces