For an excited gas, the electric charge adds energy to the atoms.
This makes the electrons of the excited gas to jump to a higher energy level.
The spectrum of an excited gas is a series of discrete lines because
A. In multielectron atoms, each electron emits a certain, unique wavelength.
B. Different atoms in the gas have different ionization energies.
C. Other wavelengths are absorbed by the gas.
D. Electrons exist in quantized energy states, and only certain transitions are possible.
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