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Name: Ron
Status: other
Age: 12
Location: N/A
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Date: 1999 


Question:
Okay, when you look at water it appears to have no color. However, isn't clear a color. How would you come up with the color clear?

2nd when you freeze water it is the color white, but when it melts it loses its color, why?

3rd paint comes in a clear coat is it actually clear or colorless? If so is clear a color?


Replies:
Clear means transparent. Transparent is a characteristic of some materials that allows light to pass through it and maintain an image. Clear is not a color. Colored items can be clear, such as some stained glass, plastic (as in some green soda bottles), and other materials. Clear items can also be colorless, such as the air. Frozen water sometimes appears white due to air that is trapped in the solid. One way to make ice that does not have the dissolved gas is to use boiled water, pouring it carefully into an ice tray, and then freeze it.

Good question!

---Nathan A. Unterman



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