Textbook 1B.15

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Textbook 1B.15

Postby derinceltik1K » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:54 pm

The velocity of an electron that is emitted from a metallic surface by a photon is 3.6 3 103 km?s2 1.
(a) What is the wavelength of the ejected electron?
(b) No electrons are emitted from the surface of the metal until the frequency of the radiation reaches 2.50 3 1016 Hz. How much energy is required to remove the electron from the metal surface?
(c) What is the wavelength of the radiation that caused photoejection of the electron?
(d) What kind of electromagnetic radiation was used?

Can someone explain how to solve "c"?

I got 1.66 x 10^-17 J for "B" but get get the answer for "C". Thank you!

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Re: Textbook 1B.15

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:16 pm

E(photon)=1.66*10^-17+KE(electron)= 1.66*10^-17J + 0.5 * (9.11*10^-31kg) * (3.6*10^6m/s)^2 = 2.25*10^-17J

then you can use the energy of the photon to find the wavelength using E=hv

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