Chapter 1 number 33


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Chloe Orsini 1K
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Chapter 1 number 33

Postby Chloe Orsini 1K » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:37 pm

Why in question number 33 do we add 1/2 MV^2 to the amount of energy found in part B?

Seohyun Park 1L
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Re: Chapter 1 number 33

Postby Seohyun Park 1L » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:43 pm

The energy of the photon is equal to the energy required to remove an electron from the metal PLUS the kinetic energy of the removed electron. Since the electron removed in the problem has that given kinetic energy, you have to take into account both the kinetic energy of the electron AND the work function (energy required to remove electron from metal) in order to find the right wavelength.

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Re: Chapter 1 number 33

Postby Sarah Jeong 4F » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:05 pm

Adding on, the formula for the photoelectric effect is: Ephoton=Threshold Level+Kinetic Energy of the electron.


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