The wavelength of the light required to remove the electron from the n = 3 shell can be calculated using the speed of light:
c = speed of light = 3.0x108 m/s
λ = wavelength, in m
Since we don’t have frequency, we can rearrange the equation:
Recall the energy equation:
What wavelength of light will be required to remove an electron from the n = 3 shell of a hydrogen atom?
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