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Explain why light was thought to be a form of electromagnetic wave.

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There were many experiments that were conducted on lights, like diffraction and interference.

Also, the light shows so many characteristics which are those of electromagnetic waves.

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The properties which are similar in electromagnetic waves and light are:

Like all electromagnetic waves light can travel in a vacuum.

Also light has a transverse nature.

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The transverse nature of light shows that electric and magnetic waves travel perpendicular to its propagation. ...

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