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Postby ConnorRazmaDis2I » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:50 pm

A lamp is rated at 32W emits violet light of wavelength 420nm. How many photons of violet light can the lamp generate in 2.0s? How many moles of photons are emitted in that time interval?
How do you find the amount of moles using Watts?

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Postby Jessica Helfond 2F » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:02 pm

Watts is equivalent to Joules per second. So in this problem, 32 W=32J/s. Then you can find the amount of photons the lamp generates, and then convert the photons to moles by using Avogadro's constant. Hope this helped!

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Postby Rachel Yoo 1F » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:59 pm

Use the 32J/s to find the total amount of J in 2 seconds. Then use the equation E=(hc)/lambda to find the energy of one photon. With this you should be able to find the number of photons of a violet light. Then you can find the number of moles of photons by using Avogadro's number

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Re: 1B.9

Postby Nina Do 4L » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:08 pm

A watt is also J/seconds so you can multiply 32 by 2 to get the total energy, 64 J. Then, use E=(hc)/lambda which will give you the energy of only 1 photon. I believe you then multiply the energy of 1 photon. You can then proceed to use 6.022*10^23 (Avogadro's) to find the number of moles.

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