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    Refractive index - How does the refractive index of a liquid vary with temperature?

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    How does the refractive index of a liquid vary with temperature? What corrective factor is often used to determine the value at a specific temperature? For example, 20 degrees C. If the measurement were made at 25 degrees C?

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    (a) Temperature affects the density of a liquid and this in turn affects the refractive index of the liquid. As the temperature increases the ...

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    A neat and step-wise solution is provided, including a brief discussion on the refractive index as well as simple calculation of the corrective factor.

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