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Solution - The refractive index of diamond is 2.42. What is the meaning of this statement? - CBSE Class 10 - Science

ConceptRefractive Index

Question

The refractive index of diamond is 2.42. What is the meaning of this statement?

Solution

The refractive index of diamond is 2.42. This means that the speed of light in diamond will reduce by a factor of 2.42 as compared to its speed in air.
In other words, the speed of light in diamond is 1/2.42 times the speed of light in vacuum.

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 NCERT Science Textbook for Class 10 (with solutions)
Chapter 10: Light - Reflection and Refraction
Q: 5 | Page no. 176

Reference Material

Solution for question: The refractive index of diamond is 2.42. What is the meaning of this statement? concept: null - Refractive Index. For the course CBSE
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