Chemistry

What is the Difference between Continuous Spectrum and Line Spectrum?

the Major  difference between line spectrum and continuous spectrum is that a continuous spectrum contains all the wavelengths in a given range and generates when both adsorption and emission spectra are put together while the line spectrum contains only a few wavelengths and generates either in adsorption or emission.

Continuous spectrum Line spectrum
It is produced by white light. It is produced by vaporization of salt or gas in discharge tube.
It is charachteristic of white light. It is charachteristic of atom.
It is mixed up having no line of demarcation. It is in the form of definite and sharp line.
There are no dark spaces between colours. There are dark spaces between colours.
Any shite light may give some colours. It depends upon nature of salt or gas.

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