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 - Exercises: 6.16c

Answer

False. Correction: Infrared light has lower frequencies than visible light.

Work Step by Step

Infrared light is to the right side of visible light in the electromagnetic spectrum, meaning that it has lower frequencies (or longer wavelengths) than visible light. The statement is false. Tip: In the questions related to the frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, you don't need to remember their exact frequency ranges (since there are no exact numbers). You just need to remember their positions in the electromagnetic spectrum or their wavelengths (then you know which has longer wavelengths should have lower frequencies, or vice versa). (If you don't remember the positions of electromagnetic radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum, look them up again and try to remember yourself!)
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