electron volts conversion

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Kelly Zhang 1L
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electron volts conversion

Postby Kelly Zhang 1L » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:14 am

Do we have to know what constant (1.602x10^-14 J/ 1eV) to multiple the given work function (in electron volts) by on tests and quizzes? And why is the value for the constant 1.602x10^-14? Thank you!

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Re: electron volts conversion

Postby LuisG14A1J » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:18 pm

According to the textbook in the Appendix section, page A4. The electron volt, eV, is the SI equivalent of 1.602 177 x 10^-19 J. The derivation for this particular result is probably from some experiment with the photoelectric effect?
As for whether we have to remember this value or not, I am unsure. But chances are maybe it would be advantageous to know it to make calculations quicker for the test potentially.

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