We are being asked to calculate the wavelength of a radiation with a frequency equal to 5.17x1014 s-1.
Wavelength, frequency, and the speed of light are connected by the following equation:
c = speed of light, m/s
λ = wavelength, in m
ν = frequency, s-1
We can rearrange the equation to isolate the wavelength (λ):
A line in the spectrum of an element was observed to have a frequency of 5.17 × 10 14 s-1. What is the wavelength of this radiation?
a. 5.80 × 10 -7 meters
b. 1.72 × 10 6 meters
c. 1.55 × 10 23 meters
d. 1.77 × 10 -4 meters
e. 174 meters