Bunsen–Kirchhoff law

noun Bun·sen–Kirch·hoff law \-ənˈkirˌkȯf-, -rkˌhȯf-\

Definition of Bunsen–Kirchhoff law

  1. :  a statement in spectroscopy: each chemical element has an emission spectrum of bright lines and an absorption spectrum of dark lines which are characteristic of the element

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Origin and Etymology of bunsen–kirchhoff law

after Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff †1887 German physicist, its formulators

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