Problem 1.25 (c) 6th edition


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Problem 1.25 (c) 6th edition

Postby skyeblee2F » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:45 pm

It asks to find how much energy is emitted by 1.00 mol of sodium atoms with a wavelength of 589 nm. The solutions manual says to simply multiply Avogadro's number by the energy it takes to emit a single photon of that wavelength. The units do not seem to add up, though. We just want an answer in joules but there is also the mol^-1 from Avogadro's number?

skyeblee2F
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Re: Problem 1.25 (c) 6th edition

Postby skyeblee2F » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:47 pm

I'm replying to my own question because I just noticed what the issue was. Though it is not said in the manual, Avogadro's number and the photon energy are also being multiplied by 1.00 mol. This cancels out with the mol^-1.


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