How to find the longest wavelength?


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Lauren Lewis3L
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How to find the longest wavelength?

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:57 pm

To find the longest wavelength in the photoelectric effect is it just taking the energy minus the work function and set it equal to the Kinetic Energy? Wouldn't the Ek be equal to zero for the longest wavelength?

Julie_Reyes1B
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Re: How to find the longest wavelength?

Postby Julie_Reyes1B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:02 pm

Yes, that is all correct. The photon energy would then equal the work function. You have to convert the work function into the units J/e- and then solve for whatever variable you need.
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jeffreygong1I
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Re: How to find the longest wavelength?

Postby jeffreygong1I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:03 pm

Just find the wavelength of light with energy equal to the work function.

005321227
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Re: How to find the longest wavelength?

Postby 005321227 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:04 pm

find the wavelength of light equal to the work function

CalvinTNguyen2D
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Re: How to find the longest wavelength?

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:39 pm

The longest wavelength correlates with the same amount of energy of the work function. Just set Ep and the Work Function equal to one another and solve for the wavelength!

Sydney Pell 2E
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Re: How to find the longest wavelength?

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:54 pm

The kintetic energy (Ek) would be equal to zero because if you want to find the longest wavelength of light that is able to eject an electron, that means that there is no energy left over (Ek) because all of it is used to eject the electron (the work function). So, set the energy of the photon (Ep) equal to the work function to solve for the longest wavelength.

Noah Canio 3C
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Re: How to find the longest wavelength?

Postby Noah Canio 3C » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:25 am

The longest wavelength, as everyone mentioned, comes from the work function. Using the value of energy from the work function, solve for wavelength using E = h(c)/(wavelength).


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