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Please help me with these problems, I have no clue how to do I google it and some one had a similar question and I didn't understand what he was talking about, so um help please
11. Determine the frequency of light whose wavelength is 4.357 x 10^ -7 cm.
12. Determine the energy in joules of a photon whose frequency is 3.55 x 10^ 17 hz.
13.how long would it take a radio wave whose frequency is 7.25 x 10^5 hz to travel from mars to earth if the distance between the two planets is approximately 8.00 x 10^7 km?
14. Using the equations e=hv and c =λv, derive an equation expressing e in terms of h, c, and λ.
15. Cobalt is an artificial radioisotope that is produced in a nuclear ray source in the treatment of certain types of cancer. If the wavelength of the gamma radiation from a cobalt -60 source is 100 x 10^ -3 nm, calculate the energy of a photon of this radiation.
Know its a lot but I really don't have a clue to do this and thank you so much to whomever answers it correctly.
This is physics dude...not chemistry. Anyway here are the answers.
(11)
The wavelength is 4.357 * 10^(-7) cm --> 4.357 * 10(-9) m.
Using the fact that the speed of light = 3 * 10^8 m/s and c =λf
therefore f = c/λ
= [ 3 * 10^8 ] / [4.357 * 10^(-9) ]
= 6.885 * 10^16 Hz
(12)
Using the equation e = hf
e = (6.36 * 10^(-34)) * (3.55 * 10^17)
= 2.258 J
(13)
d = vt
therefore , t = d/v
t = (8.00 * 10^7) / (3 * 10^8)
= 0.267 seconds
(14)
e = hf ...(1)
c =λf ...(2)
Make the f the subject of (2)
f = c/λ ...(3)
Sub (3) into (1)
e = hf
= h(c/λ)
= hc/λ
(15)
e = hc/λ
= [6.36 * 10^(-34)](3 * 10^8) / (100 * 10^(-12))
= 1.908 * 10^(-15) J
Sorry but I used the wrong value for Planck's Constant, h. I used h = 6.36 * 10^(-34) whereas it should be h = 6.63 * 10^(-34)
So I'll rewrite the correct solutions for you
(12) e =2.354 * 10^(-16) J
(15) e = 1.989 * 10^(-15) J
Sorry for the mistake.
thanks ^_^ and I don't know why were doing physics in chemistry then? but thank you so much