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What is the proper name for a rainbow effect created by the splitting up of white light?

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The splitting of white light into a spectrum of colours is called dispersion.

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The splitting of white light (Polychromatic) through a prism shows many colours in a spectrum, this is also known as Monochromatic Light. The colours present would be:

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.

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