Index of Refraction Prelab Assignment

Name:_______________________________ 4-digit Code Number:_______________________________

  1. What characteristic of every chemical element or compound can be used to identify it with a spectroscope?
  2. What are "n", "A", and "Dm"?
  3. Write the formula relating the three variables above.
  4. Which quantities will you plot, and what do you hope to learn from the graph?

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