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How is the energy carried per photon of light related to the wavelength of the light? Does short—wavelength light carry more energy or less energy than long—wavelength light?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The relation between energy carried per photon of light and wavelength of the light should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The distance between two identical crests or peaks is said to be the wavelength denoted by λ.

  • The energy carried by a single photon is said to be the photon energy. It is a function of photon’s wavelength. The most common units to represents photon energy are electronvolt (eV) and joule (J).
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The energy carried by a single photon is said to be the photon energy. It is a function of photon’s wavelength. The most common units to represents photon energy are electronvolt (eV) and joule (J).

The equation for photon energy is:

E=hcλ

Where h is Planck consta

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