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College Physics

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College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
Publisher: OpenStax College
ISBN: 9781938168000

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Chapter 30, Problem 3CQ
Textbook Problem

If atoms exist, why can't we see them with visible light?

Expert Solution
To determine

The reason atoms cannot be seen in visible light.

Explanation of Solution

Human eye has ocular resolution which is about sixtieth part of a degree. The eye muscle can only focus on lens to accommodate the size of around 10cm . However, the size of atom is approximately 1010m , which is much smaller that 10cm

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