Question of the Hypothetical Variety (nah not really)

$c=\lambda v$

ChristianM3F
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Question of the Hypothetical Variety (nah not really)

Wait, so ok. c = wavelength * frequency...
But, if we say that c = the speed of light, how come this velocity equation applies to all of the types of waves on the electromagnetic spectrum? If c really did equal the speed of LIGHT, how come the equation applies to like, microwaves and x-rays?
oh my [censored] chemistry's kinda hard. Dr. Lavelle, this is some [censored] good teaching

Jessica Tejero 3L
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Re: Question of the Hypothetical Variety (nah not really)

I think it's because all electromagnetic radiation, regardless of wavelength or frequency, travels at the speed of light.

Daniel Chen 2L
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Re: Question of the Hypothetical Variety (nah not really)

Yes. Basically all electromagnetic radiation travels at the speed of light, but only in a vacuum. If it were in different circumstances then it could be different since other molecules would interact with thee electromagnetic radiation.