Quantum World 1.33

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Quantum World 1.33

Postby Dominique S 4E » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:37 pm

The velocity of an electron that is emitted from a metallic surface by a photon is 3.6 " 103 kms1.
(a) What is the wavelength of the ejected electron?

Andrea Zheng 1H
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Re: Quantum World 1.33

Postby Andrea Zheng 1H » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:56 pm

You would want to use the De Broglie equation for this question (wavelength = h/m*v). You would need to look up the mass of the electron and then you are given Planck's constant and the velocity. From there, you would get the wavelength of the ejected electron. Make sure to convert everything to SI units so the units can cancel to get the final answer in meters.

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Re: Quantum World 1.33

Postby lindsey_ammann_4E » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:30 pm

Does anyone know with certainty that we will be given the mass of an electron on the test?

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Re: Quantum World 1.33

Postby Nick Bazett 1F » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:33 pm

If you want to memorize the mass of an electron it is 9.10938356 × 10-31 kilograms, not sure whether Professor Lavelle has told us whether or not it will be given.

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Re: Quantum World 1.33

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:55 pm

mass of electrons will be given on the equation sheet


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