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What is wavelength?
It is the distance between adjacent crests or high points of a wave
What is the symbol for wavelength?
λ
What is the unit for wavelength?
Meters (m) or nanometers (nm)
What is frequency?
The number of wavelengths that pass a fixed point in one second
What is the symbol for frequency?
ν
What is the units for frequency?
Hertz (Hz)
What is the speed of light?
3 x 10
^{8 }
m s
^{-1}
What is the relationship linking frequency, wavelength and the speed of light?
c = νλ
Electromagnetic radiation with
short wavelength and high frequency
is at the _________ energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum?
high
Radio waves and other radiation with
long wavelengths and low frequencies
are at the ________ energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum?
low
What is Planck's constant? What is it's symbol?
6.63 x 10
^{-34 }
J
h
What is the equation used to calculate a
one photon's
energy?
E = hν
What is the equation used to calculate
one mole of photons'
energy?
E = Lhν
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Electromagnetic spectrum and associated calculations
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Advanced Higher Chemistry - Unit One - Electromagnetic spectrum and associated calculations
Updated
2012-09-11T16:32:42Z
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