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Why is a specimen smaller than 200 nm not visible with a light microscope?

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Donovan Rosales

Why is a specimen smaller than 200 nm not visible with a light microscope?

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Mark Henderson
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Hi Donovan, fantastic question. The reason that a specimen smaller than 200 nm is not visible with a light microscope is because anything smaller than 200 nm cannot interact with visible light. 
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