You are given kerosene, turpentine, and water. In which of these does the light travel fastest? Use the information given in Table.

Material medium Refractive index Material medium Refractive index
Air 1.0003 Canada Balsam 1.53
Ice 1.31 - -
Water 1.33 Rock salt 1.54
Alcohol 1.36 - -
Kerosene 1.36 Carbon disulfide 1.63
Fused quartz 1.46 Dense flint glass 1.65
Turpentine oil 1.47 Ruby 1.71
Benzene 1.50 Sapphire 1.77
Crown glass 1.52 Diamond 2.42

 

Asked by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago |  202

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Solution :-

Light travel faster in water as compared to kerosene & turpentine as the refractive index of water is lower than that of kerosene and turpentine. The speed of light is inversely proportional to the refractive index.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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