# Question: What electromagnetic radiation has the highest energy?

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Gamma rays have the highest energies and shortest wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum.

## Which type of electromagnetic radiation is the highest in energy and the most dangerous?

Gamma rays have the highest energies, the shortest wavelengths, and the highest frequencies. Radio waves, on the other hand, have the lowest energies, longest wavelengths, and lowest frequencies of any type of EM radiation.

## Which type of visible electromagnetic waves deliver the highest amount of energy?

Gamma rays, a form of nuclear and cosmic EM radiation, can have the highest frequencies and, hence, the highest photon energies in the EM spectrum. For example, a γ-ray photon with f = 1021 Hz has an energy E = hf = 6.63 × 10−13 J = 4.14 MeV.

## What is the most dangerous type of electromagnetic radiation?

The most dangerous frequencies of electromagnetic energy are X-rays, gamma rays, ultraviolet light and microwaves. X-rays, gamma rays and UV light can damage living tissues, and microwaves can cook them.

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## What is the most dangerous type of light?

Ultraviolet radiation is made up of three types of rays – ultraviolet A, ultraviolet B, and ultraviolet C. Although ultraviolet C is the most dangerous type of ultraviolet light in terms of its potential to harm life on earth, it cannot penetrate earth’s protective ozone layer.

## What are the 7 electromagnetic waves in order?

This range is known as the electromagnetic spectrum. The EM spectrum is generally divided into seven regions, in order of decreasing wavelength and increasing energy and frequency. The common designations are: radio waves, microwaves, infrared (IR), visible light, ultraviolet (UV), X-rays and gamma rays.

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## Why can’t humans see radio waves?

You can see visible light because the visible-light photons travel in small waves, and your eye is small. But because radio waves are big, your eye would need to be big to detect them. So while regular telescopes are a few inches or feet across, radio telescopes are much larger.

## How safe are electromagnetic waves?

There is no doubt that short-term exposure to very high levels of electromagnetic fields can be harmful to health. … Despite extensive research, to date there is no evidence to conclude that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields is harmful to human health.

## How do electromagnetic waves affect your everyday life?

Everyday life is pervaded by artificially made electromagnetic radiation: food is heated in microwave ovens, airplanes are guided by radar waves, television sets receive electromagnetic waves transmitted by broadcasting stations, and infrared waves from heaters provide warmth.

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