Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of light behaving like a particle?

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1. It is useful to think of a photon as a packet of

2. The theory of wave-particle duality states that all matter has properties of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be tested on your knowledge of wave-particle duality, the photoelectric effect, photons, and the role that electrons play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be challenged on your understanding of:

  • Emitted electrons
  • Photons
  • Light's tendency to behave like a particle
  • Properties of wave-particle duality

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding light energy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on properties of wave-particle duality

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the way light works, check out the accompanying lesson titled Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples. It covers topics such as:

  • Light's wavelike nature
  • Evidence for light as a particle
  • Photoelectric effect and electrons