Electromagnetic Radiation


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Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:41 pm

What is the arrangement of following types of photons of electromagnetic radiation in order of increasing energy: g-rays, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, microwaves, x-rays?

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Re: Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Robert Tran 1B » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:45 pm

From lowest to highest energy, it goes: microwaves, visible light, UV rays, x-rays, gamma rays

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Re: Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:49 pm

You should be able to figure this problem out by knowing the general order of wavelengths, or checking a chart with the frequencies. Higher frequencies, or shorter wavelengths, correspond to higher energies, and vice versa. So, by checking a chart in the book with the frequencies of different forms of light, you can tell which energy is highest and lowest, and all in between.

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Re: Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Ashley Nguyen 2L » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:16 am

Following the EM spectrum, the photons would be ordered microwaves, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, gamma rays from lowest to highest energy. This is because microwaves has the lowest frequency/longest wavelengths, which corresponds to lower energy. The higher the frequency/shorter the wavelengths, the higher the energy.


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