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Joseph Saba
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Postby Joseph Saba » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:51 pm

Which supports the idea that electromagnetic radiation has the properties of particles?
a. black body radiation
b. electron diffraction
c. atomic spectra
d. photoelectric effect

Gerald Bernal1I
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Re: 1B3

Postby Gerald Bernal1I » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:45 pm

It should be photoelectric effect since it showed that light has discrete amount of energies called photons. It showed that no matter how the amplitude changed, the energy was still the same, but when the frequency was changed, the wavelength, it was able to displace electrons.

Kate Osborne 1H
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Re: 1B3

Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:09 pm

Yes, photoelectric effect is correct because if light only had wave properties, increasing the amplitude should eject more electrons, but that was not the case as the only thing that increased the amount of electrons ejected was increasing frequency/decreasing wavelength.

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Re: 1B3

Postby Emily Chirila 2E » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:24 pm

The explanation for why photoelectric effect is correct would be because when an ultraviolet radiation source shines light on a metal surface, it causes an emission of e-. Thus the light is similar to a stream of particles.

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