Problem: Which one of the following occurs as the energy of a photon increases?a. The frequency decreases.b. The speed increases.c. The wavelength gets shorter.d. None of the above occur as the energy of a photon increases.

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We’re being asked what would occur as the energy of a photon increases


Recall that the energy of a photon (E) is given by:


E=hv (1)


where:

h = Planck’s constant (6.626 × 10–34 J • s)

v = frequency (in s–1)


Also, recall that the frequency (v) and wavelength (λ) are related:


λ=cv (2)


where:

c = speed of light (3.0 × 108 m/s)


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Which one of the following occurs as the energy of a photon increases?

a. The frequency decreases.
b. The speed increases.
c. The wavelength gets shorter.
d. None of the above occur as the energy of a photon increases.

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