answersLogoWhite

0


Want this question answered?

Be notified when an answer is posted

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Does an object have to be shiny to reflect light?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

When light is reflected?

light is reflected when it falls on some object. every object has the ability to reflect light.


When light hits an object it is reflected a shiny object reflects more light then a dull object?

Yes.answ2. A very shiny black object will not necessarily reflect much light at all.For a surface to be highly reflective, the surface must be smooth compared with the wavelength concerned. Preferably less than 1/20 of a wavelength.A white card will reflect all the light that falls on it, but not coherently - it will not act as a mirror.


What are absorbers of light?

Darker colour indicate better absorption of light. Shiny surface is due to it reflect off the light. When the object to totally dark it is because it absorb all the light and transform to heat. You might want to proof it by placing black object and shiny object in the sun, wait few hour and see which object is hotter.


Does a shiny penny reflect light?

yes. a penny can reflect light by cutting a hole in it.


Shiny objects that reflect light?

Metal has a metallic luster and is a conductor.


What are good absorbers of light?

Darker colour indicate better absorption of light. Shiny surface is due to it reflect off the light. When the object to totally dark it is because it absorb all the light and transform to heat. You might want to proof it by placing black object and shiny object in the sun, wait few hour and see which object is hotter.


How does tinfoil reflect sunlight?

Things with shiny surfaces reflect light :)


Why do scissors look shiny?

It reflects light since it is a good reflector.


Why does light reflect best on flat and shiny surfaces?

because the light bounces off the flat and shiny surfaces.


How does the light reflect off tinsel and decorations on a Christmas tree?

Shiny finishes reflect light and tinsel and decorations have shiny finishes. The light "hits" the tinsel and decorations and "bounces" off. Thus, the light is reflected.


What can travel through shiny convention or conduction?

A shiny surface will reflect light and heat, and thus is not a conductor. This property is used in a vacuum flask. If a shiny surface is in intimate contact with a hot object, then thermal conduction will take place.


Are metalloids dull or shiny?

metalloids are very shiny because it has many atoms to reflect light which makes it shiny.