Test 2 #5


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PranithaPrasad
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Test 2 #5

Postby PranithaPrasad » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:45 pm

5. Determine the frequency of the emitted photon when an electron in a hydrogen atom drops from the quantum state of n=3 to n=1.

The answer is apparently 2.92 x 10^15. Could someone explain how we would get that?

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Re: Test 2 #5

Postby Curtis Tam 1J » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:47 pm

Calculate the difference in energy, deltaE.

Then apply E=hv and solve for v to get the frequency :)

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Re: Test 2 #5

Postby PranithaPrasad » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:50 pm

But when I did that I got 2.92x10^15 for the energy and 4.41x10^48 for the frequency?

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Re: Test 2 #5

Postby Christietan3F » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:24 pm

Your delta E should be 1.937x10^-18, maybe that's what's messing up your answer?


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