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Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Description & Applications

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The 1s electrons for helium have a binding energy of 2.37 MJ/mol, while the 1s electrons for lithium have a binding energy of 6.26. What best explains why these bonding energies are so different?

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1. What are possible x-axis coordinates in graphs made from PES data?

2. What does binding energy measure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Photoelectron spectroscopy is a very useful lab technique and its data can be used in a variety of ways. Test your understanding of photoelectron spectroscopy with this quiz/worksheet combo. The questions will quiz you on how data from PES supports shells and subshells models as well as present a problem for analysis in determining an element.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Possible x-axis coordinates made from PES data
  • Difference in bonding energies of helium and lithium
  • What binding energy measures

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a practice problem to determine an element
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish the difference in bonding energies between helium and lithium
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding PES data

Additional Learning

Learn more about photoelectron spectroscopy by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Description & Applications. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Identify the formula to determine energy of radiation
  • Understand how nuclear charge effects binding energy
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