Posted by Marium on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 7:10pm.
If a metal with a threhold frequency of 1.1 x 10^15 Hz is illuminated by light with a wavelength of 170 nm, then the maximum kinetic energy of the emitted photoelectron will be?
this is my solution:
h= 6.63 x 10^ 34 J.s
c = 3 x 10^8 m/s
Wavelength= 1.7 x 10^7 m
Threshold frequency = 1.1 x 10^15 Hz
E max = hc/wavelength + Threshold frequency
E max = 6.63 X 10^34 (3 X 10^8)/ 1.7 X 10^7 + 1.1 X 10^15
The answer should be 4.4 x 10^ 19 J
but i keep on getting 1.1 x 10^ 15
Plz can u anyone explain me what am I doing wrong here??
Thank u in advance =)

Physics  Marium, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 7:12pm
even if i try
hc/wavelength  Threshold frequency i still don't get the right answer 
Physics  bobpursley, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 7:46pm
Your units are messed up.
On the right, energy + frequency?
convert the threshhold frequency to energy or...
Emax=h(c/wavelength  frequency) should do the work.