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# Why ordinary light is not used for the experiment diffraction grating?

Updated: 9/21/2023

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Ordinary light is a mixture of various wavelengths; that would make the result much more confusing. Working with monochromatic light is much simpler to analyze.

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### Why does a diffraction grating will separate while light into colors?

A diffraction grating does not disperse light into its component colors. However, a prism does. A diffraction grating simply causes light to diffract and display an interference pattern on a screen.

### Why cant you see red colour in diffraction grating experiment?

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### What kind of pattern of light would you get if you shone monochromatic light on a diffraction grating?

If you shone monochromatic light on a diffraction grating it would alternate bright and dark bands. Only white light white light shone through a diffraction grating would produce a band of colors.

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### What objects can break light into colours?

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### How do you apply the diffraction of light in the real life?

The diffraction of light in the real life can be seen as a rainbow pattern on a DVD or CD. The closely spaced tracks function as diffraction grating. A credit card's hologram is another example diffraction light application in real life. The grating structure on the card produces the desired diffraction pattern.

### How diffraction grating could be used as the dispersive element?

Diffraction grating could be used as the dispersive element because of the ability of light to be broken according to various wavelength.

### What thing breaks light into its various wavelengths?

A prism or a diffraction grating would do it.

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### What splits light into a spectrum for analysis?

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### How can you observe the spectrum in the lab?

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