Looking through a diffraction grating shows us an atomic spectra.
The diffraction grating is a series of slits that enable the light
from the hydrogen gas to be broken up into its component colors.
The components of this light are called an atomic spectra. In
other words, we see a series of colors made by interactions in
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If you have looked at the close up picture of the spectra, you
would see scales. The top scale is energy, while the bottom scale
is wavelength. Because we have included both scales we have assumed
Describe anything else you observe with the spectra
With the Hydrogen Spectra you see separate colors of light.
These colors relate to energy changes of the Hydrogen atom.
Now that weve explored how the spectrum looks, we can
see how the spectrum is related to energy changes of the atom.