Energy of Photons

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Juliet Cushing_2H
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Energy of Photons

Postby Juliet Cushing_2H » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:21 pm

In a burst of light do all photons released contain the same exact amount of Energy? I.e. do all photons in a burst of light innately have the same frequency?

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Re: Energy of Photons

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:23 pm

There are different wavelengths of light, which would mean that there are different frequencies of light. Since the Energy = (Planck's constant) (frequency), not all bursts of light will have the same energy.

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Re: Energy of Photons

Postby George Hernandez 3I » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:36 pm

In the ideal scenario (i.e. the problems in the homework), then yes, a singular wave of light of a particular frequency will have the exact same energy for all photons.

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