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electrons ejected

Postby lauraxie2e » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:16 am

If the energy of light is less than the ionization energy does that mean no electrons are ejected?

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Re: electrons ejected  [ENDORSED]

Postby Joseph Saba » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:37 am

Yes, in order for an electron to be ejected, the photon must contain the threshold energy based on E=hv.

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Re: electrons ejected

Postby Jacob Motawakel » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:53 am

Yes, the ionization energy is the energy it takes to remove an electron, making it the threshold energy. So the energy of the light has to be equal to or greater than the threshold energy to successfully surpass the threshold energy, and remove the electron.

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Re: electrons ejected

Postby Chetas Holagunda 3H » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:17 am

Adding on, if the energy of the photon is more, that means the electron is ejected has more energy in the form of kinetic energy. This kinetic energy of the displaced electron can be calculated by E(photon) - E(threshold of electron) = kinetic energy.

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