# Your question: When can a convex lens act as a diverging lens?

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## Can convex lens act as diverging lens?

Convex lens can behave as a diverging lens in specific condition.

## When convex lens behaves as a converging lens can it be diverging explain?

A convex lens will act as converging when it is immersed in a liquid which has a lesser refractive index than the lens and act as diverging when the surrounding medium has a greater refractive index than it.

## Is it possible for a lens?

Yes it’s possible. If a lens acts as convergent in a medium having refractive index less than that of lens material, then it will act as divergent in medium having greater refractive index and vice versa.

## How does a converging lens behave?

Rays of light that pass through the lens are brought closer together (they converge). A convex lens is a converging lens. When parallel rays of light pass through a convex lens the refracted rays converge at one point called the principal focus.

## Why does a convex lens behave?

A convex lens behaves as a concave lens and vice versa when placed in a liquid of refractive index greater then the refractive index of the lens.

## Is power of convex lens positive?

Additional Information: Power of convex lens is positive as it converges the light rays incident on it. Convex lens is also referred to as a converging lens.

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## Are real images always inverted?

Real image is found when the rays of light converge at a point after reflection on a mirror or after refraction through a lens. … If we placed an object above the x-axis then by geometry the rays will converge below the axis. Therefore, the image formed will be an inverted image. Hence, a real image is always inverted.

## Where is convex lens used?

Convex lenses are used in microscopes, magnifying glasses and eyeglasses. They are also used in the cameras to create real images of objects present at a distance.

## Can a convergent lens?

A convergent lens will act as a diverging lens if the lens is kept in a medium denser than the glass that it is made up of. This is because the relative refractive index will be less than 1 and the light ray will bend in the other direction than it would have done with air being the other medium.

## How many images can convex lens?

The given convex lens is made up of five different materials.So they have different refractive indices/ different focal lengths. Hence they form five different images.