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CBSE - X - Physics - The Human Eye and The Colourful World

How does light determine the colour of a diamond when all diaonds are chemically identical?

Asked by joshiraghavendra53 20th March 2015, 12:28 PM
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Nearly all diamonds are colourless or they have a faint yellow tint.
The diamonds sparkle when light falls on it. This light enters the diamond and refracts and totally internally reflects and comes out of the diamond.
The angle at which the light comes out will a particular light.
Hence, due to light the diamonds appear to sparkle with different colours, however the fact is that all diamonds are colourless.
Answered by Expert 20th March 2015, 6:34 PM

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