Trivia

Hard

Which Visible Color Has The Highest Frequency?

Violet
Red
Blue
Green

Answer: Violet

Visible light can be measured in terms of both wavelength (the distance between the crests of the waves of photons that comprise the color) or in terms of frequency (the rate at which waves pass a given point). The color frequencies in the visible light spectrum are measured in terahertz (THz) and range in frequency from 405-788 THz.

Among all pure visible colors (colors which are comprised of a single frequency and not a mixture of visible light frequencies), the color violet has the highest frequency with shades of violet ranging from 666-788 THz. Once you push beyond 788 THz on the spectrum, you enter the territory occupied by ultraviolet, a higher frequency electromagnetic radiation invisible (outside of a few exceptions) to the human eye but visible to some insects, mammals, and birds.

Ultraviolet is higher in energy than visible light and capable of causing chemical reactions like sunburns, triggering fluorescence in some substances, and fading the color of fabrics, plastics, and other materials left exposed to it for extended periods of time.

Trivia

Hard

Which Of Our Solar System’s Dwarf Planets Was Discovered First?

Trivia

Hard

Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle Is Widely Used By What Organization?

Trivia

Hard

Which Comic Strip Was Never Intended To Be Funny?

Trivia

Hard

Which Classic Board Game Is Still Quite Difficult For Computers to Excel At?

Trivia

Hard

The Deepest Lake In The United States Is?

Trivia

Hard

Internet Engineering Task Force Document RFC2321 Details Network Troubleshooting Via?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Astronomical Phenomenon Is Unique To Earth In Our Solar System?

Trivia

Hard

What Is The Most Abundant Metal In The Human Body?

Trivia

Hard

The Longest Running TV Christmas Special In U.S. History Is?

Trivia

Easy

Japanese Citizens Typically Find Which Popular American Soda Flavor Revolting?