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# if a substance appears red- what color of light is most likely to abso.docx

if a substance appears red, what color of light is most likely to absorb the strongest?
if a substance appears red, what color of light is most likely to absorb the strongest?
if a substance appears red, what color of light is most likely to absorb the strongest?
Solution
Understanding visible spectroscopy requires understanding visible light. Light travels in packets of energy called photons. Each photon has a specific energy related to a certain frequency or wavelength (E = h? = hc/?). Visible light consists of wavelengths ranging from 380 nm (blue violet) to 720 nm (red). When all wavelengths of visible light are present, the light appears \"white\" to our eyes. If any wavelength is removed (absorbed), we perceive the remaining combination of wavelengths of light as the \"complimentary\" color
So, if the substance is transmitting red color then it is absorbing blue-green color mostly.
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if a substance appears red, what color of light is most likely to absorb the strongest?
if a substance appears red, what color of light is most likely to absorb the strongest?
if a substance appears red, what color of light is most likely to absorb the strongest?
Solution
Understanding visible spectroscopy requires understanding visible light. Light travels in packets of energy called photons. Each photon has a specific energy related to a certain frequency or wavelength (E = h? = hc/?). Visible light consists of wavelengths ranging from 380 nm (blue violet) to 720 nm (red). When all wavelengths of visible light are present, the light appears \"white\" to our eyes. If any wavelength is removed (absorbed), we perceive the remaining combination of wavelengths of light as the \"complimentary\" color
So, if the substance is transmitting red color then it is absorbing blue-green color mostly.
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