1.23 Homework

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vivianndo_1L
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1.23 Homework

Postby vivianndo_1L » Wed May 09, 2018 10:06 am

The y-ray photons emitted by the nuclear decay of a technetium-99 atom used in pharmaceuticals have an energy of 140.511 keV. Calculate the wavelength of these y-rays.

I managed to convert the keV to Joules but now I don't know what to do. Can someone please help?

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Re: 1.23 Homework

Postby jessicasam » Wed May 09, 2018 10:35 am

So now that you have E= 2.2513 x 10^-14 J you can use the equations E=hv and c=vλ

You combine the equations to:

λ= hc/ E

λ= (6.626x10^-34 Js) (2.997x10^8m s-1)/ (2.2513x10^-14J)

λ=8.8237x10^-12 m

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Re: 1.23 Homework

Postby vivianndo_1L » Wed May 09, 2018 9:23 pm

Oh okay I see, thanks!


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