Video module test Question-ATOMIC SPECTRA

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Video module test Question-ATOMIC SPECTRA

Postby derinceltik1K » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:42 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? To what region of the electromagnetic spectrum does this wavelength correspond (i.e. infrared, ultraviolet, x-ray, etc.)? What energy does one photon of this radiation have?

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Re: Video module test Question-ATOMIC SPECTRA

Postby Jack Riley 4f » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:29 am

you must first find the wavelength of krypton-86 radiation. To do this, divide 1 meter by 1650763.73 to find the length of the wavelength. This gives you a wavelength of 6.06x10^-7 or 606 nm. This is visible light. To find the energy we must use E=hv=(hc)/(lambda)=3.28x10^-19

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