HW 1.25b

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Alex McCorriston Dis 3A
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HW 1.25b

Postby Alex McCorriston Dis 3A » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:38 am


1.25 Sodium vapor lamps, used for public lighting, emit yellow light of wavelength 589 nm. How much energy is emitted by
(b) 5.00 mg of sodium atoms emitting light at this wavelength;

Is energy always measured in Joules per atom? You have to use dimensional analysis in this problem and I got stuck after converting from grams to atoms.

Thank you!

Ivy Lu 1C
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Re: HW 1.25b

Postby Ivy Lu 1C » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:20 am

First, you would convert the 5.00 mg to atoms. Once you have that, you just multiply by the Joules per atoms that you got from part a. The atoms of sodium should cancel leaving you with just Joules.

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Re: HW 1.25b

Postby Miguel Velasco 2J » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:19 pm

Use Avogadro's number to turn grams to atoms!

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