What is the frequency of an electromagnetic wave that has a wavelength of #3.7 times 10^-11# #m# in a vacuum?

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May 25, 2017

Answer:

Well, #c=nuxxlambda#

Explanation:

This question could have been asked in the physics section, mind you chemists regularly work with wave phenomena.

We want #nu=(c("the speed of light"))/(lambda("wavelength"))#

And so we plug in the numbers to the given quotient:

#(3xx10^8*m*s^-1)/(3.7xx10^-11*m)=8.11xx10^(18)*s^-1#.

This frequency is in X-ray region............