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    Visible Light Spectrum Absorption

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    What colors of the visible light spectrum are absorbed by black objects? White objects? How about the red leaf plant Coleus? What other plant leaf colors exist (besides green) and what colors do these leaves absorb and reflect?

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    Visible light lies within a broader spectrum of electromagnetic radiation which includes radio waves, infrared, ultraviolet, and x-rays, among others. Different colors of the visible light spectrum represent different frequencies, wavelengths, and levels of energy. Red light has the lowest frequency and energy and highest wavelength among the colors, whereas violet light has the highest frequency and energy and lowest wavelength among the colors.

    Visible objects absorb certain wavelengths and frequencies ...

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    This solution provides an explanation of the nature of visible light and the types of colors absorbed and reflected by different objects.