VIdeo Module: Photoelectric effect question


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MedhaVallurupalli1F
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VIdeo Module: Photoelectric effect question

Postby MedhaVallurupalli1F » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:58 pm

28. Light hits a sodium metal surface and the velocity of the ejected electron is 6.61 x 105 m.s-1. The work function for sodium is 150.6 kJ.mol-1.
Answer the following three questions.
A. What is the kinetic energy of the ejected electron?

How do we find this?

Yilun Ding
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Re: VIdeo Module: Photoelectric effect question

Postby Yilun Ding » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:25 pm

In this case, the kinetic energy can just be calculated from 1/2mv2 since we already have velocity and mass (from the constant booklet)

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Re: VIdeo Module: Photoelectric effect question

Postby Leah farhadi 1F » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:38 am

We are given the velocity, so we can plug it into the equation (1/2)mv^2, plugging in the mass of an electron where m 9.109x10^-31. This would be the answer, however since they gave you the work function, you could find the energy of the photon by adding the kinetic energy you found plus the work function given.


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