Not logged in. Click HERE to login.

905-C: Classify Electromagnetic Waves 1: Color

Practice Page

Not the quiz

You must log in to submit the practice page.

You must be logged in to take the quiz.

905-C: Classify Electromagnetic Waves 1: Color

BACK to Ladder The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Quantitative

Every electromagnetic wave has a particular wavelength. For electromagnetic waves within the visible light range, the wavelength determines the color of the electromagnetic wave. In the previous pod, we learned that red has the longest wavelength and violet has the shortest. In this pod, we will quantify this relationship.

All of the electromagnetic waves of visible light have a wavelength between 400 nanometers and 700 nanometers.

Color

Wavelength Range

Red
635 nm – 700 nm
Orange
590 nm – 635 nm
Yellow
560 nm – 590 nm
Green
520 nm – 560 nm
Blue
450 nm – 520 nm
Violet
400 nm – 450 nm

For each electromagnetic wave given, determine what color this wave would have:

  1. A light wave has a wavelength of 458 nanometers. What color is it?
  2. A light wave has a wavelength of 612 nanometers. What color is it?
  3. A light wave has a wavelength of 555 nanometers. What color is it?
  4. A light wave has a wavelength of 678 nanometers. What color is it?
  5. A light wave has a wavelength of 562 nanometers. What color is it?
  6. A light wave has a wavelength of 444 nanometers. What color is it?

BACK to Ladder The Electromagnetic Spectrum: Quantitative

You must log in to submit the practice page.

You must be logged in to take the quiz.