A photon interacts with a ground state electron in a hydrogen atom and is absorbed.

I have all of the answers except this one........... A photon interacts with a ground state electron in a hydrogen atom and is absorbed. The electron is ejected from the atom and exhibits a de Broglie wavelength of 5.908×10−10 m. Determine the frequency (in hz) of the interacting photon.

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You need to be aware of a relationship between frequency and wavelength to answer this, but once you know that relationship the question is really straightforward, there isn't any calculating involved as it is a simple conversion from one to the other. This relationship is inversely proportional. Mathematically this is can be wrote as 1/x = y, in this question we can write this as wavelength = 1/frequency or frequency = 1/wavelength, plug in the value of the wavelength 5.908x10^-10 m and you can find the value of the frequency. Remember, you don't need an equation to solve this type of question, just remember that relationship. Hope this helps.
daniel_dack
27 January 2013
What happens to electron depends on energy of photon. It may be ejected from atom or may go in higher or excited state. this creates ionized atom and electron or an excited atom. e
Asif
12 February 2021
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