what is the difference between electric and compound microscope. give a big answer?

Asked by Komalpreet Singh Sandhu | 24th Apr, 2014, 09:26: PM

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The difference between an electron microscope and a compound microscope is that the former uses electrons to generate the image while the latter uses light.
An electron microscope uses a magnetic lens to focus the beam of electrons, whereas the compound microscope uses glass lens to focus the beam of light.
Due to this difference, their magnification powers and resolution are also different. An electron microscope has the capacity to magnify objects at very high powers and much better resolution compared to the compound microscope.

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Answered by  | 25th Apr, 2014, 10:43: AM

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