Q- Refractive index of a solid is observed to have the same value along all directions. Comment on the nature of this solid. Would it show cleavage property?
Answer- An Isotropic solids have the same value of all physical properties when we observe them from different directions. So, they also have the same value of the refractive index in all directions. Therefore, the solid is an amorphous solid. They do not show cleavage properties because isotropic solids divide into small irregular pieces when we try to cut them into two pieces.
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Is Diamond refractive index the same as all directions?
Diamond is an example of crystalline solid means it is an anisotropic solid. So, they have different refractive index values when we notice or observe them from different directions.
Which has same refractive index in all directions?
Istropihic solids have the same refractive index in all directions. This is because isotropic solids have the same value of all physical properties when we observe them from different directions.