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Wavelength of electromagnetic radiation

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Jan25-04, 06:41 PM
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Calculate the longest wavelength of electromagnetic radiation that could ionize an atom of each of the following elements:

a) Li; IE1=520.1 kJ/mol

can some one tell me the steps to do this problem.

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E = energy (IN JOULES, not kJ!!)
h = 6.626 * 10^-34 J*s
v = frequency (s^-1)
c = 3.00 * 10^8 m/s (speed of light)
[tex]\lambda[/tex] = wavelength
Jan26-04, 08:34 PM
P: 74

the only thing that was confusing about this problem was the units. I used the exact equation but my units did not work out. I got an answer in m/atom then some one told me that the atom is ignored for some reason.

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