Which of the following electromagnetic radiations has the maximum energy?

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Anonymous User asked 25-Sep-2019 in Science and Technology by Anonymous User

Which of the following electromagnetic radiations has the maximum energy?

(a) Visible light

(b) Infrared rays

(c) Ultraviolet rays

(d) X-rays

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Anonymous User answered 18-Oct-2019 by Anonymous User

Answer - option (d)

The Electro-Magnetic or EM radiation is classified into types according to the frequency of the wave: these types include, in order of increasing frequency, radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma rays.

Category
Range of Wavelengths (nm)
Range of Frequencies (Hz)
Gamma rays
<1<1
>3×1017>3×1017
X-rays
1–101–10
3×1016–3×10173×1016–3×1017
Ultraviolet light
10–40010–400
7,5×1014–3×10167,5×1014–3×1016
Visible light
400–700400–700
4,3×1014–7,5×10144,3×1014–7,5×1014
Infrared
700–105700–105
3×1012–4,3×10143×1012–4,3×1014
Microwave
105–108105–108
3×109–3×10123×109–3×1012
Radio waves >108>108 <3×109

These are some examples of uses of electromagnetic waves :

Category
Uses
gamma rays
used to kill the bacteria in marshmallows and to sterilize medical equipment
X-rays
used to image bone structures
ultraviolet light
bees can see into the ultraviolet because flowers stand out more clearly at this frequency
visible light
used by humans to observe the world
infrared
night vision, heat sensors, laser metal cutting
microwave
microwave ovens, radar
radio waves radio, television broadcasts

Which of the following electromagnetic radiations has the maximum energy?

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