Work function units

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Work function units

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:27 pm

What is the units for the work function?

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Re: Work function units

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:27 pm

The work function is an energy expression; therefore we use J.

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Re: Work function units

Postby Eva Zhao 4I » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:25 pm

Just to add on: the work function is the energy needed to remove an electron, also known as the threshold energy. The unit for energy is J (joule); as such, the unit for work function is J.

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Re: Work function units

Postby Victor James 4I » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:32 pm

Can someone identify what exactly the function is?

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Re: Work function units

Postby Jamie Hwang 2F » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:59 pm

1 J = kg*(m/s)^2. It is really helpful to convert a joule to its base units so that when you are doing calculations, you can easily cross out units and see what your final answer should be.


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