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: 6.15b


False. Correction: Ultraviolet light has shorter wavelengths than visible light.

Work Step by Step

If you don't remember the wavelength range of each type of radiation, you could look it up in the electromagnetic spectrum. - The wavelength range of ultraviolet light is from $10^{-8}$m (10nm) to $4\times10^{-7}$m (400nm). - The wavelength range of visible light is from $4\times10^{-7}$m (400nm) to $7.5\times10^{-7}$m (750nm). Comparing the wavelength ranges of ultraviolet light and visible light, we conclude that ultraviolet light has shorter wavelengths than visible light. Therefore, the statement is false.
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