32.3 Atomic Spectra: Clues to Atomic Structure

Elemental Fingerprints

When atoms of an element are heated to a point where they emit light, it is found that they only emit characteristic frequencies of color. Demonstrations of H, He, and Ne are shown. Duration: 5:37

KM: Fireworks In Waikiki

Kai and Maile, after studying the spectral patterns of various night lights, watch a firework display in Waikiki through a pair of diffraction grating glasses. Elemental spectra can be seen in the elements used to make the fireworks. Duration: 6:05.