ENERGY PER MOLE OF PHOTONS  [ENDORSED]

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Gisselle Sainz 2F
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ENERGY PER MOLE OF PHOTONS

Postby Gisselle Sainz 2F » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:25 pm

When finding the energy PER MOLE of photons, why does it make sense to multiply by avogadro's number?

Jade Corpus-Sapida 1G
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Re: ENERGY PER MOLE OF PHOTONS

Postby Jade Corpus-Sapida 1G » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:36 pm

I would imagine since 1 mole= 6.022x10^23 "things"/atoms, and photons contain packets of energy aka packets of electrons (absorbed or emitted). I may be wrong but this is how I interpreted it?

Garrett Dahn 1I
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Re: ENERGY PER MOLE OF PHOTONS

Postby Garrett Dahn 1I » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:56 pm

I agree with Jade and think it definitely has to do with the idea that single photons interact with single electrons. I think multiplying by Avogadro's Number has to do with that 1-1 relationship.

Tarek Abushamma
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Re: ENERGY PER MOLE OF PHOTONS  [ENDORSED]

Postby Tarek Abushamma » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm

The units of Avogadro's number is "things" per mole, which is why when the energy of a photon is given per mole, we have to multiply by Avogadro's number to determine energy per photon.


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