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# A line in the spectrum of atomic mercury has a wavelength of 258 nm. When mercury emits a photon of ...

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A line in the spectrum of atomic mercury has a wavelength of 258 nm. When mercury emits a photon of light at this wavelength, the frequency of this light is:

8.61 × 10–16 s–1

7.70 × 10–19 s–1

1.16 × 1015 s–1

77.3 s–1

none of these are correct
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 The wavelength and frequency of all types of waves (not just electromagnetic waves) are related according to the equation:wavespeed = wavelength * frequencyFor a photon, the wave speed is the speed of light = 2.998*10^8 m/s, sowavelength = (2.998*10^8 m/s)/(254*10^-9 m)wavelength = 1.18*10^15 Hz
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