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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other

Publisher: OpenStax College

ISBN: 9781938168000

Chapter 27, Problem 70PE

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A soap bubble is 100 nm thick and illuminated by white light incident perpendicular to its surface. What wavelength and color of visible light is most constructively reflected assuming the same index of refraction as water?

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