Bunsen-Kirchhoff law


Bun·​sen-Kirch·​hoff law
: 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

Word History


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

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