Problem: Which statement related to particle and wave properties of matter is correct?a. Particles exhibit diffraction while waves do not.b. A wave travels straight through a slit.c. Interference patterns are observed when a wave passes through a barrier with two slits.d. Particles interfere constructively and destructively whereas waves do not.

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We’re being asked to identify the statement that is correct about the particle and wave properties of matter.


Recall that matter can exhibit both particle and wave properties.


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Which statement related to particle and wave properties of matter is correct?

a. Particles exhibit diffraction while waves do not.

b. A wave travels straight through a slit.

c. Interference patterns are observed when a wave passes through a barrier with two slits.

d. Particles interfere constructively and destructively whereas waves do not.

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