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Chlorophyll and Accessory Pigments

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Plant leaves appear green because they ________ light spectrum.
A) scatter all colors except the green wavelength of the visible
B) scatter the green wavelength of the visible
C) absorb the green wavelength of the visible
D) scatter the green wavelength of the ultraviolet
E) absorb the green wavelength of the ultraviolet

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According to: Wavelength and other aspects of the wave nature of light. Image from Purves et al., Life: The Science of Biology, 4th Edition, by Sinauer Associates (www.sinauer.com) and WH Freeman (www.whfreeman.com), used with permission.

The order of colors is determined by the wavelength of light. Visible light is one small part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The longer the wavelength of ...

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This solution clarifies chlorophyll and accessory pigment facets.

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