Magdalena Palavecino wrote:Can someone explain the theory behind these equations? I don't understand what the photon energy is used to represent or what chemistry theories are represented.
E = hv or better seen on the computer as hf (Plancks equation) shows that if the frequency of a wave (light) increases, the amount of energy it has also increases. Through data and calculation, Planck found the relationship to be by a factor of h, 6.626x10^-34z.
Through this, we can find the energy of all waves, including electrons, which leads to orbitals and energy states in chemical bonding.
E =mc^2 states that all mass has energy by a factor of the speed of light squared, and all energy has a mass. Energy is kg(m/s)^2, thus energy is the mass times speed squared of an object. To my understanding, this is the maximum energy a mass can be converted to, and since no mass can achieve speeds beyond the speed of light, that is the maximum energy a given mass can have.
I hope that helps and isn’t too confusing