Solving for work frequency


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Solving for work frequency

Postby Claire_Kim_2F » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:21 pm

I know the work frequency equation is threshold frequency times the plancs constant. I was wondering if solving the threshold frequency equation is E=hv. Then you multiply it with the plancs constant in order to get the work function?

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Re: Solving for work frequency

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:40 am

The work function is the minimum amount of energy of a light needed to remove electrons. Therefore, since the work function is essentially also a light, the equation E=hv, which is used for energy of a light, can also be used to relate the frequency and energy of a work function.

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