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Could you give a description of the three basic types of spectra. What are the circumstances under which each would be formed?

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Three basic type of spectra are:
1.) Line spectrum: This is formed due to absorption or emission of wave by an atom, e.g., dark lines in the spectrum of the Sun are ...

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A description of the three basic types of spectra are found. The circumstances under each form are determined.