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Question 1.23

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:24 pm
by Esin Gumustekin 2J
Can someone please explain what an eV is? It is much smaller than a Joule but can someone please explain what it signifies?

Re: Question 1.23

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:27 pm
by Amelia Georgius 1K
An eV is an electron volt, which is another unit of energy. 1 eV = 1.60218x10^-19 J.

Re: Question 1.23

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:04 pm
by Angelica Dis 3k
Hi Esin,

An electron volt, symbolized as eV, is a unit of energy. It is equal to approximately 1.6x10^-19 joules (J). One eV is equal to the amount of energy one electron aquires by accelerating, from a resting state, through a potential difference of one volt.

Hope this helps!