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Solution: The electromagnetic spectrum. Wavelengths in the spectrum range from very short gamma rays to very long radio waves.Is the wavelength of a microwave longer or shorter than the wavelength

Problem

The diagram shows the electromagnetic spectrum. Gamma rays have a wavelength of less than 10 to the power of negative 11 meters. X rays have a wavelength of between 10 to the power of negative 11 meters and 10 to the power of negative 8 meters. The ultraviolet region has a wavelength of between 10 to the power of negative 8 and 400 nanometers. The visible region is between 400 and 750 nanometers. The infrared region is between 750 nanometers and 5 times 10 to the power of negative 4 meters.  Microwaves have a wavelength of between 5 times 10 to the power of negative 4 meters and 10 to the power of negative 1 meters. The radio frequency region is more than 10 to the power of negative 1 meters.


The electromagnetic spectrum. Wavelengths in the spectrum range from very short gamma rays to very long radio waves.

Is the wavelength of a microwave longer or shorter than the wavelength of visible light?