Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 6 - Electronic Structure of Atoms - Additional Exercises: 6.85d

Answer

The observation is consistent with the answer in part (c).

Work Step by Step

Since the photons of UV-B radiation are more energetic than those of UV-A radiation, or, in other words, have more energy than those of UV-A radiation, they leave more damage to the objects they strike than the photons of UV-A radiation. Therefore, UV-B radiation poses more threat (sunburn) to humans than UV-A radiation. The observation is consistent with the answer in part (c).
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