Physics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 26 - The Refraction of Light: Lenses and Optical Instruments - Problems - Page 758: 5


Ethyl alcohol.

Work Step by Step

Refractive index: n= $\frac{c}{v}= \frac{2.998\times10^{8}m/s}{2.201\times10^{8}m/s}$ = 1.362 We can see that the refractive index of ethyl alcohol is 1.362 from Table 26.1. Hence, the given substance with n= 1.362 can be ethyl alcohol.
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