So, objects are opaque because they absorb certain frequencies of light, right? The object then has colour due to reflection. However, no photons have passed through, presumably because they have to interact with particles in the many layers of atoms in some way.
If this were the case, surely glass should reflect all light? It doesn't absorb visible light, but it transmits through. Why do other objects not transmit light when glass can? Both mirrors and glass absorb little light, yet one reflects while the other transmits.
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- 08-11-2017 18:04
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- 11-11-2017 00:16
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