What do you mean by spectra? What are the basic types of spectra?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 16th Apr, 2015, 10:00: AM

Expert Answer:

When light is passed through a prism or a diffraction grating it produces a spectrum which is basically a band of radiations of different colors in the visible zone and invisible zones arranged in order wavelength. There are three types of basic spectra depending upon what kind of object is producing light. They are 1) Continuous spectra, 2) Absorption Spectra and 3) Emission Spectra.

Answered by  | 16th Apr, 2015, 12:00: PM