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How do colors absorb light?
Question Date: 2016-11-06
Answer 1:

Colors do not absorb light. Light has color.

Things with color that is different from the color of the light absorb the light. The color that things have is caused by the levels of energy in the chemical bonds that connect the atoms inside them. If the light is of the same energy as those bonds, the bonds can absorb the light. We will see the thing as having the color opposite to what it absorbs, because the light we see is reflected light. The interior of our eyes are black, meaning that they absorb all colors, which is why our eyes are able to see all colors.

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