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4. Using resources from the internet, define a photon. Is the photon a particle or a wave?
Ans: A photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of the electromagnetic interaction and the basic unit of light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation. In other words a photon is a little packet of energy which can carry electromagnetic radiation.
Like all elementary particles, photons are currently best explained by quantum mechanics and exhibit wave–particle duality, exhibiting properties of both waves and particles.
5. What determines the color of a photon?
Ans: The "color" of a photon is determined by its frequency.
6. Making sure the “experiment” is hi-lighted white, observe what is happening while photons are being sent through a hydrogen atom. Write your observations below:
Ans: When a photon hits the hydrogen atom the electron absorbs the energy (photon), and goes up one energy level. The photons are deflected from their path by hydrogen atom.
7. When determining how an atom works, scientists witnessed something similar to what you are witnessing now. They then deduced how the atom must be organized. What do you think is making the photons deflect? Is every color deflected?
Ans: Photon behaves as particle and atom also, in such case when photon strikes to atom they are deflected from their path. Yes, every color deflected....
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