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You are given kerosene, turpentine and water. In which of these does the light travel fastest? Use the information given in table above.

You are given kerosene, turpentine and water. In which of these does the light travel fastest? Use the information given in table above.

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Harshit Singh
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one year ago
Dear Student

Refractive index of kerosene = 1.44
Refractive index of turpentine = 1.47
Refractive index of water = 1.33
Lower the refractive index faster is the speed of light in that medium. Hence light will travel fastest in water.

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