why does a pencil appear bent when it is partially dipped in water

Due to refraction of light. it is the propery of light that when it passes from rarer medium(air) to denser medium(water), it bents slightly from the surface of separation. So when we see the pencil, it appears to be bent, i water.

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BECAUSE OF REFRACTION THE PENCIL APPEAR BEND WHEN DIPPED IN WATER.

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 its due to the refraction of light

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 because of the property of refraction of light an object appears to be bent when the light rays pass through rarer to denser medium.it bents towards the normal.

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