[CdS Nanoparticle] If a substance absorbs light in the purple, blue and green sections of the visible spectrum, what colors would the substance transmit? Why?

asked by @linhl13 • 10 months ago • Chemistry • 5 pts
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Hi there! You just have to check the complementary colors of purple, blue and green. So the transmitted color is yellow (complemetary of purple), orange (comp. of blue) and red (comp of green). Complementary colors lies across the diameter of the color wheel so the color of a compound transmitted to the eyes is the complement of the color of light absorbed by the colored compound. Hope that helps!

answered by @reyn • 10 months ago