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What is transparent medium, translucent medium and opaque medium. Give examples.

Asked by Topperlearning User 14th May 2015, 1:47 PM
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Transparent medium

The property in which the light passes through a medium is called as transmission property of an object and the medium will allows the light to pass through it is called as the transparent medium.

Example: Thin tissue paper, frosted glass, tinted car windows and waxed paper, etc.

Example: A clear empty glass, a window pane and eye lenses, etc.

 

Translucent medium

The objects which allow only some of the light to pass through them, but the other light rays are scattered is called as translucent medium.

Example: Thin tissue paper, frosted glass, tinted car windows and waxed paper, etc.

 

Opaque medium

The objects which does not allow light to pass through them is called as opaque medium.

When light falls on the opaque materials it is either absorbed or scattered.

Example: Cardboard, bricks, wood, buildings and eyelids.

Answered by Expert 14th May 2015, 3:47 PM
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