6th Edition Ch1.33B

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Imelda Mena 3I
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6th Edition Ch1.33B

Postby Imelda Mena 3I » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 pm

Hey, can someone explain why (2.5x10^16 1/s) is used as the velocity and not the velocity that was given at the beginning of the problem (3.6x10^3 km/s)? Thank you in advance!

Andrea Zheng 1H
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Re: 6th Edition Ch1.33B

Postby Andrea Zheng 1H » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:53 pm

In part (b), they are asking for the energy that is needed to remove the electron. This means that you would use the equation E=h*frequency. This is why the solution uses the value (2.5x10^16 1/s), as this is the value that is given for frequency. Because you already know h (Planck's constant), you can solve for the energy. You would not need the velocity for part (b).

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