The electromagnetic spectrum consists of a range of wavelengths such gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet, visible, etc.
Based on the energy of photons in these waves, different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum can have different interactions with matter.
For example, the photons in X-rays are energetic enough to break chemical bonds while photons in the infrared can only increase the vibrational energy of chemical bonds.
The electromagnetic spectrum. Wavelengths in the spectrum range from very short gamma rays to very long radio waves.
By how many orders of magnitude do the two waves differ in wavelength?
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