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18.3 Chemistry

Vocabulary Words

transparent material that transmits light, which means it allows most of the light that strikes it to pass through it
translucent material that scatters light
opaque material that either absorbs or reflects all of the light that strikes it
image a copy of an object formed by reflected (or refracted) waves of light
regular reflection occurs when parallel light waves strike a surface and reflect all in the same direction
diffuse reflection occurs when parallel light waves strike a rough, uneven surface, and reflect in many different directions
mirage a false or distorted image
polarized light light with waves that vibrate in only one plane
scattering light is redirected as it passes through a medium
Created by: MarieElyn