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# Problem: Which photon has more energy?A. a photon of red lightB. a photon of yellow lightC. a photon of green lightD. a photon of ultraviolet radiationE. a photon of infrared radiation

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Photon energy:

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Photon energy is directly proportional to the frequency of the radiation and inversely proportional to the wavelength.

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###### Problem Details

Which photon has more energy?

A. a photon of red light

B. a photon of yellow light

C. a photon of green light

D. a photon of ultraviolet radiation

E. a photon of infrared radiation