University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 38 - Photons: Light Waves Behaving as Particles - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 1274: Q38.6


A high-frequency photon has more energy than a low-energy photon.

Work Step by Step

Red photons, with their longer wavelength and lower frequency than blue light, barely possess sufficient energy to initiate the chemical reaction in black and white photographic film. Infrared photons have even less energy than red photons.
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