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.|