Why is hydrogen atomic spectrum a line spectrum?

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Jul 3, 2017

Answer:

Continuous spectra are the entire visible electromagnetic radiation spectrum whereas line spectra are the characteristic wavelengths of radiation emitted as photons of each element.

Explanation:

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Each line on the spectrum is where #H# gas emits photons of electromagnetic radiation characteristic of the quantized energy levels of its electron orbitals.