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Homework Help: Confused:/ experimental evidence?

  1. Sep 29, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What experimental evidence requires that the emission of energy by an atom be quantized?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I can completely confused on what the question is asking.
    What do they mean by "experimental evidence"? Do I talk about Bohr and how he proposed that to get spectral lines, the energy of the election in the atom must be quantized. Would that be "experimental evidence" that the question refers to? or do I just state that emission and absorption lines in atomic spectra are evidence of quantization?

    Any help would be appreciated since I am really stumped on this question.

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  3. Sep 29, 2008 #2


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    Yes. This is an experimental result, that shows that only some amounts of energy can be emited or absorbed, not any amount.
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