   # Place the following types of radiation in order of increasing energy per photon: (a) radiation within a microwave oven (b) your favorite radio station (c) gamma rays from a nuclear reaction (d) red light from a neon sing (e) ultraviolet radiation from a sun lamp ### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640

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Section ### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 6, Problem 10PS
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## Place the following types of radiation in order of increasing energy per photon:(a) radiation within a microwave oven(b) your favorite radio station(c) gamma rays from a nuclear reaction(d) red light from a neon sing(e) ultraviolet radiation from a sun lamp

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The increasing order of energy among the given types of radiation should be determined.

Concept introduction:

• Electromagnetic radiations are a type of energy surrounding us. They are of different types like radio waves, IR, UV, X-ray etc.
• Wavelength of visible light lies between 400nm to 700nm
• The wavelength of X-ray radiation lies between 0.01nm to 10nm.
• The wavelength of microwave radiation is in between 30cm and 1mm.
• The wavelength of radio wave radiation is in between 1mm and 100km.
• The wavelength of gamma rays is <10pm
• Planck’s equation,

E=where, E=energyh=Planck'sconstantν=frequency

The energy increases as the wavelength of the light decrease. Also the energy increases as the frequency of the light increases.

### Explanation of Solution

The wavelength of the given radiations is,

1. a) Radiation from a microwave oven: the wavelength of microwave radiation is in between 30cm and 1mm.
2. b) Your favorite radio station: it lies in the radio waves where its wavelength is between 1mm and 100km.
3. c) Gamma rays from a nuclear reaction: The wavelength of gamma rays is <10pm
4. d) Red light from a neon sign: red light lies in the visible region where the wavelength is between 400nm to 700nm
5. e) Ul

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