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Why Does Diamond Sparkle? - Chemistry

Question

Why does diamond sparkle?

Solution

Diamond has a very high refractive index. It is because of this property that diamond sparkles. When light enters the diamond crystal, it suffers multiple total internal reflections and due to this, it sparkles.

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