Definition of Bunsen–Kirchhoff 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
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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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