Refracting prisms take advantage of the fact that light makes changes in direction when passing from one material to another, but that different wavelengths bend different amounts. Thus, prisms can split white light, whi... More »

White light bends or refracts as it enters and exits the triangular prism, with shorter wavelengths bending the greatest amounts and longer wavelengths refracting less, resulting in a light spectrum of different colors l... More »

Violet bends or refracts the most as light passes through air and into a prism. This is because violet light in the visible light spectrum has a shorter wavelength of about 400 nanometers when compared to red at 650 nano... More »

Black absorbs all of the wavelengths of light, converting them into heat. At the same time, black does not reflect any of the other colors. More »

Violet bends or refracts the most as light passes through air and into a prism. This is because violet light in the visible light spectrum has a shorter wavelength of about 400 nanometers when compared to red at 650 nano... More »

White light bends or refracts as it enters and exits the triangular prism, with shorter wavelengths bending the greatest amounts and longer wavelengths refracting less, resulting in a light spectrum of different colors l... More »

The absorbency of a material to different light wavelengths determines its color. Absorbed colors are absent from the transmitted and reflected spectra. The more a certain wavelength is absorbed, the less of it appears i... More »