Help with Quantized energy
Hi, I have been working on this question for some time and can't put my finger on the answer.
Q: What experimental evidence requires that the emission of energy by an atom be quantized?
Now we have just been studying the evolution of the atomic theroy. I think it has to do with the work by Max Planck but in the text it talks about his experiment with incandescent bodies (which is where the topic first comes in) but gives no specific evidence as to why the energy would be quantized.
I also thought it may be the atomic emission spectra as shown with the prism experiment - but I dont see how this evidence relates to the energy being quantized.
Any help would be welcome.