## unit of wavelength

Quynh Vo
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### unit of wavelength

What is the unit for wavelength in the de broglie equation? Is it meters or nanometers or other?

Mariepahos4D
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### Re: unit of wavelength

The De Brogile wavelength unit is meters, but you would often convert to nm at the end to get correct sig figs

Marty Hockey
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### Re: unit of wavelength

The unit is in meters but is often extremely small so it is expressed in nanometers. For example, you would be given a wavelength of 1.5 x 10^-9 meters which could otherwise be written as 1.5 nm.

Snigdha Uppu 1G
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### Re: unit of wavelength

when you work with the equation, you use meters, but often you convert the final answer into nanometers because it is more visually appealing this way.

Caitlin Ciardelli 3E
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### Re: unit of wavelength

according to SI units, you measure wavelength in meters (m) since it is technically a distance! However, a lot of the wavelengths we find are much smaller than this so sometimes it is easier to keep track of using other units such as nm. (# x 10^-9 m)

Doreen Liu 4D
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### Re: unit of wavelength

The unit is most likely in meters.