Lesson: The Photoelectric Effect
In this lesson, we will learn how to relate electromagnetic radiation wavelength to the kinetic energy of electrons ejected by it from various materials.
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Worksheet: 21 Questions • 1 Video
The work function of a photoelectrode is 4.73 eV. Find the maximum velocity of photoelectrons ejected from the photoelectrode by radiation of 80.0 nm.
Silver has a work function of 4.73 eV. What is the longest wavelength of radiation that can eject a photoelectron from silver?
Ultraviolet radiation of wavelength m illuminates a gold-plated electrode. Knowing that the work function of gold is 5.3 eV, what is the maximum kinetic energy of photoelectrons ejected from the electrode?