Problem: Octyl methoxycinnamate and oxybenzone are common ingredients in sunscreen applications. These compounds work by absorbing ultraviolet (UV) B light (wavelength 280–320 nm), the UV light most associated with sunburn symptoms. What frequency range of light do these compounds absorb?

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The relationship of wavelength and frequency will appear as:

Using the wavelength range given, 280-320 nm, frequency range will be calculated using the equation above and by converting the values to the proper units 

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Octyl methoxycinnamate and oxybenzone are common ingredients in sunscreen applications. These compounds work by absorbing ultraviolet (UV) B light (wavelength 280–320 nm), the UV light most associated with sunburn symptoms. What frequency range of light do these compounds absorb?