Question

Photoelectric effect can be explained by assuming that light:

A

is a form of transverse waves

B

is a form of longitudinal waves

C

can be polarised

D

consists of quanta

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Solution

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Correct option is
D

consists of quanta

Photoelectric effect can be explained by assuming that light consists of quanta.
A photon strikes a metal surface, its energy is absorbed by the metal, this results in emission of electrons.

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