Problem: Which form of electromagnetic radiation has the shortest wavelength? a) Radio Waves b) Microwaves c) X-rays d) Gamma Rays e) Infrared Radiation

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We’re being asked to determine the form of electromagnetic radiation that has the shortest wavelength from the given options.


Recall that in the electromagnetic spectrum, radiation:

• On the left side: has high energy and frequency and low wavelength

• On the right side: has low energy and frequency and high wavelength


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Which form of electromagnetic radiation has the shortest wavelength? 

a) Radio Waves 

b) Microwaves 

c) X-rays 

d) Gamma Rays 

e) Infrared Radiation

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