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: 6.19c

Answer

The radiation in part a) is not visible to the human eye. The radiation in part b) is visible to the human eye.

Work Step by Step

A radiation is only visible to human eye if it is in the wavelength range of the visible light, which is from $400nm$ to $750nm$. *Part a): The wavelength of radiation is $10\mu m$, therefore $\lambda = 10\mu m=10000nm$. Since a radiation with a wavelength of $10000nm$ is not in the wavelength range of the visible light, it is not visible to human eye. *Part b): The wavelength of radiation is $545nm$. Therefore, it is in the wavelength range of visible light, which means it is visible to the human eye.
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