Is White a colour? Explain

Is White a colour? Explain

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Badiuddin askIITians.ismu Expert
148 Points
13 years ago

Dear amarnath

The color of a tangible object originates as a molecular coloring agent on the surface of the object. We see the color of an object because that object reflects “a color” to the eye. Every color is the effect of a specific wavelength. Link to Electromagnetic Spectrum  at Color Matters.

In the case of the apple, we see the color red because the red apple reflects the specific wavelength of red (440nm is red).

The same theory applies to black and white.

No, black is not a color; a black object absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them to the eyes.

Yes, white is a color. White reflects all the colors of the visible light spectrum to the eyes.

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33 Points
13 years ago

white is not a colour it is mixture of all colour

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