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Why can’t we see through opaque objects?

Why can’t we see through opaque objects? What is the reason?

(Kavya asked)

Answer: When light falls on an object, a part of it is absorbed, another part transmitted and the rest reflected. Surfaces have different abilities for these. Substances which do not transmit any light are opaque.

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