Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 26 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 25

Answer

Multiple reflections within the wet region (i.e., off the front and back surfaces of the liquid layer) absorb light. The light that finally emerges is weaker than it would be if the surface were dry, so the object appears darker.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 493-495.
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