Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 7 - Sections 7.1-7.6 - Exercises - Review Questions: 3

Answer

A wavelength is the distance between adjacent crests of a wave. An amplitude is the vertical height of a crest of a wave, which is a measure of wave intensity.

Work Step by Step

Amplitude is directly proportional to the energy of a wave, whereas the wavelength is inversely proportional to the energy of a wave.
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