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The spectroscopic dissociation energy of 127-I2 is 1.542eV. What wavelength of light would be needed to dissociate the molecule and have the atoms move apart at velocities of 1000 m/s?

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3. The attempt at a solution

What I did was convert 1.542eV to joules which became 2.47x10^-19 joules/mol. After that I found the total energy per bond by dividing the energy be avagadro's number = 4.1x10^-43. Then plugged it into wavelength = hc/E = 4.8x10^17m. But this didn't look right. Am I going about it the wrong way? Or should I just go straight to wavelength = hc/E using the 1.542eV to find the wavelength. Or work backwards using KE=1/2 mv^2?

Thanks in advance

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# Homework Help: Dissociation energy ?

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