Problem: It takes 238 kJ/mol to break a carbon-iodine bond. Calculate the frequency of light for which one carbon-iodine bond could be broken by absorbing a single photon. a) 5.03 x 10-7s-1 b) 5.96 x 1011 s-1 c) 3.59 x 1035 s-1 d) 3.59 x 1038 s-1 e) 5.96 x 1014 s-1

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It takes 238 kJ/mol to break a carbon-iodine bond. Calculate the frequency of light for which one carbon-iodine bond could be broken by absorbing a single photon.

a) 5.03 x 10-7s-1

b) 5.96 x 1011 s-1

c) 3.59 x 1035 s-1

d) 3.59 x 1038 s-1

e) 5.96 x 1014 s-1

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