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: 11


Einstein explained the photoelectric effect by proposing that light must consists of packets (particles).

Work Step by Step

The amount of energy in a light packet depends on its frequency. The emission of electrons from a metal depends on whether or not a single photon has sufficient energy to dislodge a single electron.
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