HW chapter 1 problem 23  [ENDORSED]

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HW chapter 1 problem 23

Postby Angela_Kim_1N » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:31 pm

Problem: The y-ray photons emitted by the nuclear decay of a technetium-99 atom used in radiopharmaceuticals have an energy of 140.511keV. Calculate the wavelength of these y-rays.

The solution manual says that in order to convert eV to Joules we have to multiply the eV by 1.6022*10^-19.
I was wondering if this is a constant that we have to memorize or where this number came from.

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Re: HW chapter 1 problem 23  [ENDORSED]

Postby Theresa_Trieu_2G » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:30 am

1 eV = 1.602 x 10^-19 J. I don't think we have to memorize this; it's given on the formula sheet on the back of the periodic table we got.

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Re: HW chapter 1 problem 23

Postby Audrey Magsig 1E » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:36 am

We talked about this in my discussion lecture today! Our TA said that we will be given the value for the conversion as well as values like the masses of protons, electrons, and neutrons.

Hope this helps!

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