Statement of a problem № 11292


Multiple-Concept Example 3 reviews the concepts necessary to solve this problem. Radiation with a wavelength of 238 nm shines on a metal surface and ejects electrons that have a maximum speed of 3.75 × 105 m/s. Which one of the following metals is it, the values in parentheses being the work functions: potassium (2.24 eV), calcium (2.71 eV), uranium (3.63 eV), aluminum (4.08 eV), or gold (4.82 eV)?

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