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17.3 Chemistry

Vocabulary Words

QuestionAnswer
reflection occurs when a wave bounces off a surface that it cannot pass through
refraction the bending of a wave as it enters a new medium at an angle
diffraction the bending of a wave as it moves around an obstacle or passes through a narrow opening
interference occurs when two or more waves overlap and combine together
constructive interference occurs when two or more waves combine to produce a wave with a larger displacement
destructive interference occurs when two or more waves combine to produce a wave with a smaller displacement
standing wave a wave that appears to stay in one place
node a point on a standing wave that has no displacement from the rest position
antinode a point where a crest or trough occurs midway between two nodes
Created by: MarieElyn