We are being asked to determine the frequency (in Hz) and the wavelength (in m) of this gamma ray.
We are going to do the following steps:
Step 1: Calculate energy in J
Step 2: Calculate the frequency
Step 3: Calculate the wavelength
Cobalt-60 is a radioactive isotope used to treat cancers. A gamma ray emitted by this isotope has an energy of 1.33 MeV (million electron volts; 1 eV = 1.602 x 10−19 J). What is the frequency (in Hz) and the wavelength (in m) of this gamma ray?
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