atomic spectra module


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Katherine Wu 1H
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atomic spectra module

Postby Katherine Wu 1H » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:37 pm

The meter was defined in 1963 as 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of radiation emitted by krypton-86 (it has since been redefined). What is the wavelength of this krypton-86 radiation? What is the wavelength of this krypton-86 radiation? To what region of the electromagnetic spectrum does this wavelength correspond (i.e. infrared, UV, x-ray, etc.)? What energy does this one photon of this radiation have?

I have no idea where to start with this problem.

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Re: atomic spectra module

Postby EvaLi_3J » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:52 pm

First, you can calculate the wavelength. Since you know that one meter is composed of 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of radiation emitted by krypton-86, you can basically divide one meter by this number, and you get the length of one wavelength.

In terms of region, you can just check the spectrum and see what wavelengths of light correspond to what types of light. Normally, a wavelength between 400nm to 700 nm corresponds to visible light.

Lastly, in terms of energy, you should just use the equation E = h*frequency to calculate the energy of an electron.

Hope that helps.


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