in the absorption and emissions spectrum of elements, what happens to the light that is not absorb? -ed. in the absortion and emission spectrum of elements, in carbon there is a lot of colored light that carbon does not absorb. Like carbon absorbs blue light, but not all wavelengths of blue light. So what happens to all this colored light that does not get absorbed by carbon. Say in a four inch cubed block of carbon what is happening to the colored light thats not being absorbed, and emissioned by the carbon electrons, some of the colors of light have to be getting transmission through the four inch block of carbon. Whats really happening. Thank you for you help with this question, anything helps even a few words.