Original Purpose of the Photoelectric Experiment

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Chris Tai 1B
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Original Purpose of the Photoelectric Experiment

Postby Chris Tai 1B » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:36 am

What was the photoelectric experiment originally designed to do?

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Re: Original Purpose of the Photoelectric Experiment

Postby Katie Kyan 2K » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:41 am

The original purpose of the photoelectric experiment was to test which metals held onto electrons more tightly. However, due to the unexpected outcome that light had to be interpreted as packets of photons, it became known as the photoelectric effect.


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