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Spectrum associated with emission of electromagnetic radiation by atoms (or other species) resulting from electronic transitions from higher to lower energy states.

 

Line Spectrum

An atomic emission or absorption spectrum.

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A technique for separation of ions by rate and direction of migration in an electric field.

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A compound formed by interaction of sucrose with a metallic oxide, usually lime, and useful in the purification of sugar.