Calculate the energy of a photon of electromagnetic radiation at each of the following frequencies102.5 MHz

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Calculate the energy of a photon of electromagnetic radiation at each of the following frequencies102.5 MHz (typical frequency for FM radio broadcasting)

Answer:

Energy of a photon can be calculated using the following equation,

E=hν

Where,
E - Energy of the photon (electron volt (eV))
h - Planck’s Constant (6.63*10^-34 Joule-second (J-s))
ν - Frequency of the electromagnetic wave (Hz)

You need to convert Planck’s constant from J-s to e-v. (Since energy can be measured in eV, 1eV = 1.6*10^-19 J)

hence planck’s constant value in ev is
h - 4.136*10^15 eV/Hz

Now,
E = 4.13610^15 * 102.510^6 = 4.2394*10^23 eV