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Postby ShravanPatel2B » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:53 pm

The work function for chromium metal is 4.37 eV. What wavelength of radiation must be used to eject electrons with a velocity of 1.5 x 10^3 km*s^-1?

Has anyone solved this problem, and if so what steps did you take to get to your answer?
I used the formula kinetic energy = energy of photon - work function and solved for the energy of the photon. I then used E = hc(lambda)^-1 to solve for the wavelength. I got 1.15 x 10^-7 m as my answer. Did anyone else get this?


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Re: 1.B.16

Postby Ariana Iranmahboub1G » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:15 pm

I got the same answer.
I converted 4.37 eV to joule and 1.5 x 10^3 km*s^-1 to m*s^-1. Then, I also used the formula, kinetic energy = energy of photon - work function, to solve for the energy of the photon. After, I used E = (h*c)/lambda to solve for the wavelength, which gave me the answer 1.52 X 10^-7 m, or 115nm.

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Re: 1.B.16

Postby Dan M -3E » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:59 pm

Yup did the same thing and got the same answer as you guys.

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