# Boltzmann's constant

PStudent111

## Homework Statement

Using h=6.6E23, show that k (Boltzmann constant) = 0.71 cm-1 deg-1? (

E = kT
E = hv

...?

## The Attempt at a Solution

The only approach I can think of is:

1. E = hv
2. kT = hv
3. k = hv/T
4. Since v = c/lambda, k = hc/(lambda)T

But, I am stuck at the step above...

## Answers and Replies

janhaa
h=6.6E23
sure
??

janhaa
I believe it's

$$E = kT = hf = (hc)/\lambda$$
then
$$1/(T\lambda)=k/(hc)$$

PStudent111
h=6.6E23
sure
??

E-34, my bad