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Chapter 7, Problem 57E
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The following drawing shows white light passing through a clear, colorless liquid. What is wrong with the picture? What color should the liquid be?

Chapter 7, Problem 57E, The following drawing shows white light passing through a clear, colorless liquid. What is wrong

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The color of the given liquid is to be predicted.

Concept Introduction:

Absorption spectroscopy is a technique of measurement of absorption of radiations. The color of any substance depends on the color of the light absorbed by the molecules or atoms that compose the substance and the color that it reflects back.

Light has both particle and wave properties; hence, it has dual characteristics.

Wavelength of light determines both its color and energy.

Explanation of Solution

The color of an object is not contained within the object. It is the color of the light which is not absorbed and is reflected back by it. In any substance, when atoms or molecules absorb certain wavelengths of light, they reflect the color which is not absorbed. When visible light strikes an object, a specific frequency of the light is absorbed. This frequency is never detected by human eyes...

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