Kindly answer my intext book question of chemistry 12th class refractive index of a solid is observed to have the same value along all directions. Comment on the nature of this solid. Would it show cleavage property ?
as we know that The amorphous solids have similar or same physical properties in all the directions of solid that is why such solids are called amorphous solids. also we know that the refractive index is also a physical property of solid , hence we can say that the refractive index in amorphous solids the refractive index is same in all the directions of that solid that is why they called isotropic solids.
when the solid is cut by any sharp edge tool , it does not show the cleavage property , it means the pieces of cutting solid are irregular or not similar but it divided in several pieces of solids after cutting them with knife , the solid break in several pieces of irregular surface , so we can say that they does not show cleavage property.