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on: June 17, 2004, 01:49:57 am »

Viewing a slide under a microscope, What would happen if water were used in place of immersion oil?
I know that immersion oil has a refractive index (N=1.52) which is the same as glass. I believe water has the same refractive index as air, so viewing under water on a microscope would be like having nothing on a slide, am I correct?
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Reply #1 on: June 18, 2004, 11:08:53 am »

The refraction index for water is about 4/3. It is not the same as air (refraction index is very close to 1)
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