While relatively small quantities of water appear to be colorless, water's tint
becomes a deeper blue as the thickness of the observed sample increases. The
WHY IS WATER BLUE? Reproduced from J. Chem. Edu., 1993, 70(8), 612 ·
Charles L. Braun and Sergei N. Smirnov Department of Chemistry Dartmouth ...
"The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light)
are absorbed more strongly by water than is blue (short wavelength light).
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Blue wavelengths are absorbed the least by the deep ocean water and are
scattered and reflected back to the observer's eye; Particles in the water may help
Water appears blue due to the way it absorbs and reflects light. Water molecules
tend to absorb long-wavelength parts of the light spectrum and reflect shorter ...
Just like Jackie said, your science teacher has probably told you, “Water is
colorless”, and your reaction is something like, “What's wrong with our teacher? Is
The ocean is blue because water absorbs colors in the red part of the light
spectrum. Like a filter, this leaves behind colors in the blue part of the light
Water slightly absorbs more light at the red end of the spectrum so that it is in fact
coloured a very pale greenish blue but you need several feet of water to see ...