wavelengths and energy of a photon

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wavelengths and energy of a photon

Postby CaminaB_1D » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:39 pm

Is there any relationship between the size of a wavelength and the energy of a photon? Or is the energy of a photon only relative to the frequency of a wave because of the equation E=hv?

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Re: wavelengths and energy of a photon

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:42 pm

How does frequency relate to wavelength? Try writing an expression for frequency relating to wavelength and plug it into the equation you wrote.

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Re: wavelengths and energy of a photon

Postby katherinemurk 2B » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:45 pm

When the size of the wavelength increases (more far apart) then frequency decreases and I believe this causes energy to decrease. If the wavelength decreases(less space in between), then frequency increases therefore energy increases, specifically electromagnetic radiation.
I found this on wikipedia:
"Photon energy is the energy carried by a single photon. The amount of energy is directly proportional to the photon's electromagnetic frequency and inversely proportional to the wavelength. The higher the photon's frequency, the higher its energy."


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