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The shorter the wavelength the higher the frequency thus it carries more energy. In this formula you can see how they are inverse: . Since c (speed of light) is constant, wavelength and frequency must balance out inversely to make sure its value stays the same. This then translates to the following equation: = . If frequency () increases, energy (E) also increases. However, for frequency to be large, wavelength must be small as stated in the previous formula.
Last edited by Chem_Mod on Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
Adding onto this, there's something I've been confused about. Is there more energy because a greater amount of photons is able to bombard the electron at a given instance because of the higher frequency or because each individual photon just has more energy?
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