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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

Why is it that when things get wet they get darker, even though water is clear?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Why is it that when things get wet they get darker, even though water is clear

    When you look at an object, you see the light that is reflected off the object.

    Darker means less light is reflected off the object.

    When you hang a wet shirt out in the sunlight, it dries.

    The wet shirt absorbs energy from the sun light.

    The absorbed energy is used to evaporate the water.

    The reflected sunlight has less energy than the sun light, so the wet shirt looks darker.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    sparkling water, like from the faucet, does not mirror gentle. maximum issues with shade to them do mirror gentle extremely. If the water gets on that merchandise, it prevents that spot from reflecting gentle, consequently making the colour darker. in trouble-free terms a thought. XP

  • 1 decade ago

    water is not completely clear, it has a small degree of color and tends to darken things if they get wet

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