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Metal 1 has a larger work function than metal 2. Both are illuminated with the same short-wavelength ultraviolet light. Do photoelectrons from metal 1 have a higher speed, a lower speed, or the same speed as photoelectrons from metal 2? Explain.

Photoelectrons from metal 1 will have a lower speed than metal 2.

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Step 1. Two metals 1 and 2 are illuminated with same short wavelength and :Work function of metal 1 > Work function of metal 2

We need to find out whether photoelectrons of metal 1 will have higher, lower or equal speed to that to photoelectrons of metal 2.

Step 2. Comparing the speed of metal 1 and metal 2.

Photoelectrons from metal 1 will have a lower speed than metal 2.

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