How does the speed of light determine the optical density of a medium? - Physics

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How does the speed of light determine the optical density of a medium?

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Solution

If the speed of light in a medium is less than the speed of light in air, means the MEDIUM is DENSER than air.
If the speed of light is more than the speed of light in AIR, means the MEDIUM is LESS DENSER than air.
Speed of light is 1/density of medium

Concept: Dispersion of White Light Through Prism
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Selina Concise Physics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 5 Light Energy
Short/long Answer Question | Q 2 | Page 99
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