Problem: Ionization involves completely removing an electron from an atom. Light of a particular wavelength can cause ionization to occur if it has the required energy. The energy to ionize a certain element is 530 kJ/mol. What wavelength contains enough energy in a single photon to ionize one atom of this element? Enter your answer with three significant figures.

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  • Wavelength (λ) is related to frequency (v) by the equation:

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Ionization involves completely removing an electron from an atom. Light of a particular wavelength can cause ionization to occur if it has the required energy. The energy to ionize a certain element is 530 kJ/mol. What wavelength contains enough energy in a single photon to ionize one atom of this element? Enter your answer with three significant figures.

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