Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 31 - Think and Explain: 49

Answer

The frequency of the emitted photon is lower than that of the original.

Work Step by Step

The photon loses energy to the electron. For a photon, E = hf, so the frequency of the emitted photon is lower than that of the original x-ray photon.
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