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# Problem: The biological effects of a given dose of electromagnetic energy generally become more serious as the energy of the radiation increases: Infrared radiation has a pleasant warming effect; ultraviolet radiation causes tanning and burning; and X rays can cause considerable tissue damage. What energies in kilojoules per mole are associated with the following wavelengths: Part Ainfrared radiation with λ = 1.63 x 10 -6 m? Part Bultraviolet light with λ = 224 nm? Part CX rays with λ = 5.32 nm?

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The biological effects of a given dose of electromagnetic energy generally become more serious as the energy of the radiation increases: Infrared radiation has a pleasant warming effect; ultraviolet radiation causes tanning and burning; and X rays can cause considerable tissue damage. What energies in kilojoules per mole are associated with the following wavelengths:

Part A

infrared radiation with λ = 1.63 x 10 -6 m?

Part B

ultraviolet light with λ = 224 nm?

Part C

X rays with λ = 5.32 nm?

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