How is a line emission spectrum created?

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Jul 13, 2016

Answer:

It is created when the electrons in an atom return from a higher (excited) state to lower energy levels, thereby emitting energy.

Explanation:

The frequency of each line will correspond to the difference in energy between the higher (initial) and lower (final) energy levels of the electron, according to the equation E=hf, where h= Planck's constant.