How to find work function

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Savannah Mance 4G
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How to find work function

Postby Savannah Mance 4G » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:17 pm

On the homework for problem 1B.15, the equation gives the velocity of the photon. I used the velocity to find the kinetic energy of the photon. However, the problem asks me to find the wavelength. But, there is no given work function or energy of the photon. How am I suppose to solve for the wavelength?

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Re: How to find work function

Postby SGonzales_3L » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 pm

Given the velocity of the photon, we can use De Broglie's Equation: . We know the values for Planck's constant (6.626 x 10-34 Js) and for the mass of an electron (9.109 x 10-31 kg). Since we are given the velocity, we can just solve for wavelength.

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Re: How to find work function

Postby Rebecca Epner 4A » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:27 pm

In order to use the de Broglie relationship, you first need to put m in terms of m.s^-1. Then you can solve for the wavelength by using Plancks constant and the known mass of e-

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