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Total internal reflection can take place when light travels from:

(a) diamond to glass (b) water to glass (c) air to water (d) air to glass

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(a) Total internal reflection is an optical phenomenon that happens when a ray of light strikes a medium boundary at an angle larger than a particular critical angle with respect to the normal to the surface. If the refractive index is lower on the other side of the boundary, no light can pass through and all light is reflected. The critical angle is the angle of incidence above which the total internal reflection occurs. Total internal reflection takes place when light travels from optically denser medium to optically rarer medium. Refractive index of diamond is very high (2.417) whereas refractive index of glass is only in between (1.5 to 1.6), whereas in rest all options there is no possibility of total internal reflection because refractive index of water (1.33) and air (1.0008) is less than refractive index of glass.

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