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# Total internal reflection takes place when the light ray travels from ______Rarer to denser mediumRarer to rarer mediumDenser to rarer mediumDenser to denser medium

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Rarer to rarer medium
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Rarer to denser medium
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Denser to rarer medium
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Denser to denser medium
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#### Total internal reflection always place when a light ray travels from an optically denser medium to a rarer medium. For total internal reflection, angle of incidence must be greater than the critical angle, C=sin−11μ where, μ=refractive index of denser medium relative to rarer medium.Answer-(C)

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