Chemistry Practice Problems Wavelength and Frequency Practice Problems Solution: A photovoltaic cell converts light into electrical...

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Solution: A photovoltaic cell converts light into electrical energy. Suppose a certain photovoltaic cell is only 63.5% efficient, in other words, that 63.5% of the light energy is ultimately recovered. If the energy output of this cell is used to heat water, how many 520 nm photons must be absorbed by the photovoltaic cell in order to heat 10.0 g of water from 20.0°C to 30.0°?

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A photovoltaic cell converts light into electrical energy. Suppose a certain photovoltaic cell is only 63.5% efficient, in other words, that 63.5% of the light energy is ultimately recovered. If the energy output of this cell is used to heat water, how many 520 nm photons must be absorbed by the photovoltaic cell in order to heat 10.0 g of water from 20.0°C to 30.0°?