## Photons of wavelength 115 nm are incident on a metal. The most energetic electrons ejected from the metal are bent into a circular arc of ra

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Photons of wavelength 115 nm are incident on a metal. The most energetic electrons ejected from the metal are bent into a circular arc of radius 1.04 cm by a magnetic field having a magnitude of 6.50 10-4 T. What is the work function of the metal?

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Answer:6.8 eV

Explanation:As you know, momentum (P) equals the mass of an object (M) times its velocity (V)

p=mv

Also, the momentum of the particle can be expressed in terms of the radius,

charge and field:

p=mv = qrB

K.Emax = p²/2m= q²r²B²/ 2m

K.Emax= (1.6x)² x (0.0104)² x (6.50 x)² / (2 x 9.1x)

K.E max= 1.16 x / 1.82 x

K.Emax= 6.37 J

work function ‘Ф’ = E- K.E max

since E= hc/ λ

Ф= hc/ λ – K.E max =>

Ф = 1.09 x J

Ф = 1.09 x / 1.6x

Ф =6.8 eV

Therefore, the work function of the metal is 6.8 eV