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Answered 2008-11-20 19:46:58

It acts as a diffuser for light, not so much reflect, use "bounce cards" a white peice or cardboard or thick paper.

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Will light go through wax paper or construction paper?

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Is wax paper translucent?

Yes, wax paper is translucent because it only lets some light go through.

What is in wax paper?

Wax paper is paper coated with wax.

When white light shines on a white piece of paper does all of the wavelengths of light reflect from the paper?


How does a white piece of paper reflect light?

d u m b paper does not reflect light HAHAHA LOLS ^^^^^THIS GUY IS SO NOOB xD Anyway here is the answer white paper does reflect light, that is why we can see it. We obviously cant see our own reflection in a white piece of paper because it is rough and the light rays that reflect off the paper goes in different directions so we cant see an image like we would if we were looking at a mirror. So white pieces of paper reflect light because the light rays will hit the paper and obeying the law of reflection, the rays will reflect in all different directions since the paper is rough.

What are five materials that do not reflect light?

Wood, Plastic,Cotton,Paper and Fibre are 5 materials that don't reflect light.

Why can't a piece of paper reflect light?

Because the light can shine through it?

Why is it that wax paper does not get wet when you sprinkle water on it?

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Is wax paper opaque translucent or transparent?

Wax paper is translucent as it allows some light through. Transparent refers to a substance allowing practically all light through, whereas opaque substances let no light through.

What is the difference between wax paper and plain paper?

Wax paper is coated with wax emulsion while plain paper is not.

Why does light reflect better off a mirror than a sheet of paper?

Paper absorbs the light, but the shiny surface of the mirror reflects it.

Does a piece of glass reflect more light than a piece of paper?

It will reflect more light per unit area, if that's what you mean.

Why don't most paper reflect light?

As most paper's surface is rough at microscopic levels therefore they do reflect the light but the light reflected y them is scattered over a large surface due to its rough texture.......As they do not reflect light in a particular direction like mirrors therefore they seems not to reflect the light.....

Does wax paper absorb heat?

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Is wax paper the same as freezer paper?

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Why pencils make color?

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What is the difference between tracing paper and wax paper?

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Does wax paper burn?

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Can you bake pumpkin rolls on wax paper?

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Which websites have facts about wax paper?

The best website for facts about wax paper is What Is Wax Paper? - wiseGEEK go to this website it is very helpful

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Can light travel through wax paper?

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