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Electrons are emitted from a metal surface when it is illuminated with suitable electromagnetic

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## (a) Name the effect described above.

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(b) The variation with frequency f of the maximum kinetic energy Ek of the emitted electrons
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(c) On Fig. 7.1, draw a line to show the variation with frequency f of the maximum kinetic
energy Ek of the emitted electrons for a second metal which has a lower work function
than that in (b).
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(d) The kinetic energy of the electrons is described as the maximum. Suggest why emitted
electrons are likely to have a range of values of kinetic energy for any one frequency of
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(a) State the de Broglie relation, explaining any symbols you use.

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(b) An electron of mass m has kinetic energy E. Show that the de Broglie wavelength of
this electron is given by

[2]

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(c) Calculate the potential difference through which an electron, initially at rest, must be
accelerated so that its de Broglie wavelength is equal to 0.40 nm (the diameter of an
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## Explain what is meant by a photon.

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Show that the photon energy of light of wavelength 350 nm is 5.68 1019 J.

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## energy of photon of light of wavelength 700 nm

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energy of photon of light of wavelength 350 nm
ratio = .. [1]

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(b) Two beams of monochromatic light have similar intensities. The light in one beam has
wavelength 350 nm and the light in the other beam has wavelength 700 nm.
The two beams are incident separately on three different metal surfaces. The work
function of each of these surfaces is shown in Fig. 5.1.
work function / eV
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magnesium
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State which combination, if any, of monochromatic light and metal surface could
give rise to photo-electric emission. Give a quantitative explanation of your answer.

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(a) Explain why, for the photoelectric effect, the existence of a threshold frequency and a
very short emission time provide evidence for the particulate nature of electromagnetic
radiation, as opposed to a wave theory.

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(b) State and explain two relations in which the Planck constant h is the constant of
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## The photoelectric effect may be summarised in terms of the word equation

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photon energy = work function energy + maximum kinetic energy of emitted electrons.
(a) Explain
what is meant by a photon,

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why most electrons are emitted with kinetic energy less than the maximum.

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## (b) Light of constant intensity is incident on a metal surface, causing electrons to be

emitted.
State and explain why the rate of emission of electrons changes as the frequency of the
incident light is increased.

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(a) State three pieces of evidence provided by the photoelectric effect for a particulate

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Briefly describe the concept of a photon.

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Explain how lines in the emission spectrum of gases at low pressure provide
evidence for discrete electron energy levels in atoms.

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(c) Three electron energy levels in atomic hydrogen are represented in Fig. 7.1.

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Fig. 7.1

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The wavelengths of the spectral lines produced by electron transitions between these
three energy levels are 486 nm, 656 nm and 1880 nm.
On Fig. 7.1, draw arrows to show the electron transitions between the energy levels
that would give rise to these wavelengths.
Label each arrow with the wavelength of the emitted photon.
[3]

(ii)

## Calculate the maximum change in energy of an electron when making transitions

between these levels.

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(a) Explain how a line emission spectrum leads to an understanding of the existence of
discrete electron energy levels in atoms.

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(b) Some of the lines of the emission spectrum of atomic hydrogen are shown in Fig. 7.1.

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wavelength / nm

The photon energies associated with some of these lines are shown in Fig. 7.2.
wavelength / nm

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Complete Fig. 7.2 by calculating the photon energy for a wavelength of 486 nm.

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(ii)

Energy levels of a single electron in a hydrogen atom are shown in Fig. 7.3.

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energy / 1019 J

## Fig. 7.3 (not to scale)

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Use data from (i) to show, on Fig. 7.3, the transitions associated with each of the
four spectral lines shown in Fig. 7.1. Show each transition with an arrow.
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(a) State an effect, one in each case, that provides evidence for
(i)

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## the wave nature of a particle,

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the particulate nature of electromagnetic radiation.

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(b) Four electron energy levels in an atom are shown in Fig. 7.1.

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## Fig. 7.1 (not to scale)

(i)

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An emission spectrum is associated with the electron transitions between these energy
levels.
For this spectrum,
state the number of lines,

## calculate the minimum wavelength.

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(a) By reference to the photoelectric effect, state what is meant by the threshold frequency.
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(b) The surface of a zinc plate has a work function of 5.8 1019 J.
In a particular laboratory experiment, ultraviolet light of wavelength 120 nm is incident
on the zinc plate. A photoelectric current I is detected.
In order to view the apparatus more clearly, a second lamp emitting light of wavelength
450 nm is switched on. No change is made to the ultraviolet lamp.

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Using appropriate calculations, state and explain the effect on the photoelectric current
of switching on this second lamp.

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## (a) State what is meant by the de Broglie wavelength.

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## wavelength = ........................................... m [2]

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(b) An electron is accelerated in a vacuum from rest through a potential difference of 850 V.

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## (c) Describe an experiment to demonstrate the wave nature of electrons.

You may draw a diagram if you wish.

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## Experiments are conducted to investigate the photoelectric effect.

(a) It is found that, on exposure of a metal surface to light, either electrons are emitted
immediately or they are not emitted at all.

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Suggest why this observation does not support a wave theory of light.

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(b) Data for the wavelength of the radiation incident on the metal surface and the maximum
kinetic energy EK of the emitted electrons are shown in Fig. 7.1.

/ nm

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EK / 1019 J

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Without any calculation, suggest why no value is given for EK for radiation of
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## (c) Radiation of wavelength 240 nm gives rise to a maximum photoelectric current I.

The intensity of the incident radiation is maintained constant and the wavelength is now
reduced.

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## State and explain the effect of this change on

the maximum kinetic energy of the photoelectrons,

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## the maximum photoelectric current I.

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An explanation of the photoelectric effect includes the terms photon energy and work function
energy.

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## (a) Explain what is meant by

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a photon,

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work function energy.

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## (b) In an experiment to investigate the photoelectric effect, a student measures the

wavelength of the light incident on a metal surface and the maximum kinetic energy
1
Emax of the emitted electrons. The variation with Emax of is shown in Fig. 7.1.

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The work function energy of the metal surface is .
State an equation, in terms of , and Emax, to represent conservation of energy
for the photoelectric effect. Explain any other symbols you use.
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(ii)

the work function energy of the metal surface,

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## a value for the Planck constant.

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= ............................................. J [2]

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## (a) Explain what is meant by a photon.

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## (b) An emission spectrum is seen as a series of differently coloured lines on a black

background.

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## photon energy = work function energy + maximum kinetic energy of electron.

(a) State what is meant by work function energy.

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(b) The variation with frequency f of the maximum kinetic energy EK of photoelectrons
emitted from the surface of sodium metal is shown in Fig. 7.1.

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EK / eV

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Use the gradient of the graph of Fig. 7.1 to determine a value for the Planck constant h.

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(c) The sodium metal in (b) has a work function energy of 2.4 eV. The sodium is replaced by
calcium which has a work function energy of 2.9 eV.

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On Fig. 7.1, draw a line to show the variation with frequency f of the maximum kinetic
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energy EK of photoelectrons emitted from the surface of calcium.

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## (a) Explain what is meant by a photon.

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background.

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(a) Explain how the line spectrum of hydrogen provides evidence for the existence of
discrete electron energy levels in atoms.

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(b) Some electron energy levels in atomic hydrogen are illustrated in Fig. 7.1.

energy

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3.40 eV

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Two possible electron transitions A and B giving rise to an emission spectrum are
shown.
These electron transitions cause light of wavelengths 654 nm and 488 nm to be emitted.
On Fig. 7.1, draw an arrow to show a third possible transition.

(ii)

Calculate the wavelength of the emitted light for the transition in (i).

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incident
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emergent
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## cool hydrogen gas

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Using the values of wavelength in (b), state and explain the appearance of the spectrum
of the emergent light.

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(c) The light in a beam has a continuous spectrum of wavelengths from 400 nm to 700 nm.
The light is incident on some cool hydrogen gas, as illustrated in Fig. 7.2.

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(a) Explain how the line spectrum of hydrogen provides evidence for the existence of
discrete electron energy levels in atoms.

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(b) Some electron energy levels in atomic hydrogen are illustrated in Fig. 7.1.

energy

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0.85 eV

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3.40 eV

Fig. 7.1

Two possible electron transitions A and B giving rise to an emission spectrum are
shown.
These electron transitions cause light of wavelengths 654 nm and 488 nm to be emitted.
On Fig. 7.1, draw an arrow to show a third possible transition.

(ii)

Calculate the wavelength of the emitted light for the transition in (i).

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incident
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emergent
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## cool hydrogen gas

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Using the values of wavelength in (b), state and explain the appearance of the spectrum
of the emergent light.

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(c) The light in a beam has a continuous spectrum of wavelengths from 400 nm to 700 nm.
The light is incident on some cool hydrogen gas, as illustrated in Fig. 7.2.

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## (a) State what is meant by a photon.

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(b) It has been observed that, where photoelectric emission of electrons takes place, there
is negligible time delay between illumination of the surface and emission of an electron.

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(c) The work function of a metal surface is 3.5 eV. Light of wavelength 450 nm is incident on
the surface.
Determine whether electrons will be emitted, by the photoelectric effect, from the
surface.

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## (a) State what is meant by the de Broglie wavelength.

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## Calculate the de Broglie wavelength of the accelerated electron.

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(b) An electron is accelerated from rest in a vacuum through a potential difference of 4.7 kV.

## wavelength = ............................................ m [5]

By reference to your answer in (i), suggest why such electrons may assist with an
understanding of crystal structure.

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(a) The emission spectrum of atomic hydrogen consists of a number of discrete wavelengths.
Explain how this observation leads to an understanding that there are discrete electron
energy levels in atoms.

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(b) Some electron energy levels in atomic hydrogen are illustrated in Fig. 7.1.

Fig. 7.1

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The longest wavelength produced as a result of electron transitions between two of the
energy levels shown in Fig. 7.1 is 4.0 106 m.
(i)

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1. draw, and mark with the letter L, the transition giving rise to the wavelength of
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4.0 106 m,

Calculate the wavelength for the transition you have shown in (i) part 2.

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2. draw, and mark with the letter S, the transition giving rise to the shortest
wavelength.
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(c) Photon energies in the visible spectrum vary between approximately 3.66 eV and
1.83 eV.

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Determine the energies, in eV, of photons in the visible spectrum that are produced by
transitions between the energy levels shown in Fig. 7.1.

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Some data for the work function energy and the threshold frequency f0 of some metal
surfaces are given in Fig. 7.1.
metal
sodium
zinc
platinum

/ 1019 J

f0 / 1014 Hz

3.8
5.8
9.0

5.8
8.8

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Fig. 7.1
State what is meant by the threshold frequency.

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## Calculate the threshold frequency for platinum.

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## (b) Electromagnetic radiation having a continuous spectrum of wavelengths between

300 nm and 600 nm is incident, in turn, on each of the metals listed in Fig. 7.1.
Determine which metals, if any, will give rise to the emission of electrons.

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(c) When light of a particular intensity and frequency is incident on a metal surface,
electrons are emitted.
State and explain the effect, if any, on the rate of emission of electrons from this surface
for light of the same intensity and higher frequency.
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Electrons, travelling at speed v in a vacuum, are incident on a very thin carbon film, as
illustrated in Fig. 7.1.
fluorescent
screen

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Fig. 7.1

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## The emergent electrons are incident on a fluorescent screen.

A series of concentric rings is observed on the screen.

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electron,
speed v

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(a) Suggest why the observed rings provide evidence for the wave nature of particles.

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(b) The initial speed of the electrons is increased. State and explain the effect, if any, on the
radii of the rings observed on the screen.

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(c) A proton and an electron are each accelerated from rest through the same potential
difference.
Determine the ratio

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## de Broglie wavelength of the proton

.
de Broglie wavelength of the electron

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(i)

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## what is meant by work function energy,

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why, even when the incident light is monochromatic, the emitted electrons have a
range of kinetic energy up to a maximum value.

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## (b) Electromagnetic radiation of frequency f is incident on a metal surface. The variation

with frequency f of the maximum kinetic energy EMAX of electrons emitted from the
surface is shown in Fig. 7.1.

EMAX

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Use Fig. 7.1 to determine the work function energy of the metal surface.

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(i)

[2]

Explain why the graphs in (i) and (ii) do not depend on the intensity of the incident

Ch

(iii)

A second metal has a greater work function energy than that in (i).
On Fig. 7.1, draw a line to show the variation with f of EMAX for this metal.

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## work function energy = ............................................. J [3]

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