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Module Question 27.A

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:03 pm
by Danielle Sumilang - 1F
Hello! I had a little difficulty answering a question from the post-module assessment.

Light hits a sodium metal surface and the velocity of the ejected electron is 6.61 x 105 m.s-1. The work function for sodium is 150.6 kJ.mol-1. What is the kinetic energy of the ejected electron?

I know that to find the kinetic energy, you use the equation E(photon)-threshold energy. 150.6 kJ.mol-1 is plugged in for the threshold energy but where does the velocity go into the equation? Thank you!

Re: Module Question 27.A

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:51 pm
by Chem_Mod
For Kinetic Energy, Ek =

Re: Module Question 27.A

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:30 am
by Erin Li 1K
with the equation 1/2 times mv^2, you use the KJ/mol to covert the mols to kg for the m part in the equation. The m stands for mass, so you need to convert the mols to kg. Then, Kinetic energy is measure in Joules which is already used in the equation, so some units should cancel out.

Re: Module Question 27.A

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:50 pm
by Emely Reyna 1F
I think the m in this equation is the mass of the electron

Re: Module Question 27.A

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm
by Chem_Mod
Since only the kinetic energy is being asked, you should use E = 1/2m*v^2. m is the mass of the object in question (this case electron) and the velocity of that object.