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How does the prism separate white light into colors?

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Heather Maxwell on October 6, 2019

It is due to the difference of the frequencies of the colors of the light. The different frequencies of light actually travel at different speeds,through a medium such as glass. When the light enters the glass at an angle, the different speeds of each frequency cause the light to bend. Each color exits the glass at their own unique angle and separate.


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