Discharge Lamps and Electron Transitions

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Title Discharge Lamps and Electron Transitions
Description This activity is designed to complement lessons about flame tests and line emission spectra. Students use the PhET simulation to explore how energy is transferred between free electrons and electrons in atoms. They also investigate how this energy is related to the energies, wavelengths and colors of the photons released by electrons in atoms.
Subject Chemistry, Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords atoms, electrons, emission spectrum, energy, frequency, wavelength
Simulation(s) Lampu Gas Discharge (Neon, Merkuri dsb.)

Author(s) Linda Cummings
Contact Email lcumming@asd20.org
School / Organization The Classical Academy
Date submitted 17/03/21
Date updated 17/03/21