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 - Page 250: 6.15c


False. Correction: X rays and microwaves travel at the same speed.

Work Step by Step

For this question, just remember that all kinds of electromagnetic radiation travel through the vacuum at the speed of light ($2.998\times10^8$m/s). Since X rays and microwaves are two types of electromagnetic radiation, they travel at the same speed. The given statement is false.
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