Microscopy

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What is the limitation of a light microscope?
The relatively long wavelength of light means that a light microscope can only distinguish between 2 objects is they are 0.2 ym or further apart.
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How can a electron microscope overcome 'lights' limitation?
They have shorter wavelengths, can distinguish between 2 objects as close as 0.1nm.
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Define 'object'
The material that is used under the microscope.
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Define 'magnification'
How many times bigger the is image is when compared to its image.
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Magnification?
Size of image / Size of object
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Size?
Size of image / Magnification
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Define 'resolution'
The minimum distance apart apart that two objects can be in order for them to appear as separate items.
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How can a electron microscope overcome 'lights' limitation?

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They have shorter wavelengths, can distinguish between 2 objects as close as 0.1nm.

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Define 'object'

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Define 'magnification'

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Magnification?

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