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Ek= 0

Postby ErinKim1I » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:43 pm

What are some situations where you have to set Ek to 0?

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Re: Ek= 0

Postby Jacob Samuels 1E » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:05 pm

When you are trying to find the maximum wavelength (or minimum frequency) for an electron to be ejected, the KE = 0.

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Re: Ek= 0

Postby Alexandra Wade 1L » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:19 pm

Also if the question gave the minimum energy of the photon required to emit an electron, we would then assume that Ek is equal to zero.

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Re: Ek= 0  [ENDORSED]

Postby Vienna Cimetta 1L » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:04 am

Ek = 0 when the minimum amount of energy needed to eject an electron is provided by the light wavelength. Therefore, all the energy from the photon is used to eject the electron and there is no excess energy.

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