Energy of ejected electron from energy of light


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Energy of ejected electron from energy of light

Postby marcus lin 1E » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:03 pm

Can someone explain how I'd go about calculating the freq/wavelength/energy of an electron when only given the energy of the light used to eject said electron?

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Re: Energy of ejected electron from energy of light

Postby Nada AbouHaiba 1I » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:09 pm

When you're given the amount of energy of light used to eject an electron it's important to know if there's any excess energy in the form of kinetic energy given off. If there isn't any excess kinetic energy given off then we know the energy of the incoming light is equivalent to the energy of that electron. We would then use c=(wavelength)(frequency) and E=(h)(frequency) (which you would have to combine together when solving for light) to calculate the frequency and wavelength.

Hope this helped! :)


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