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Why snow looks white while water is colorless?
Question Date: 2012-10-27
Answer 1:

Water is colorless and transparent because it does not absorb any wavelengths of light in the visible spectrum. In order for a substance to have a color, it will absorb, emit, or reflect certain wavelengths. In the case of snow, which is made up of ice crystals, it reflects all of the light in the visible spectrum evenly, so you see white light reflected from it.

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