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What are the characteristics of a compound microscope?



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Asked by Swimr, Last updated: Sep 15, 2020

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Nov 27, 2018

A compound microscope has two lenses inside the microscope (eye lens or ocular lens) and an objective lens. So, the correct option is D.

A compound microscope is generally used to magnify images of small objects on a glass slide so that we could see those small objects clearly.

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selina amoah

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Selina amoah

Answered Nov 23, 2018

The compound light micrscope uses two lenses

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E. Austin

E. Austin

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Answered Nov 11, 2018

Many scientists use microscopes, but sometimes a compound microscope is needed. This type of microscope is different because it includes two lenses. The compound microscope is a type of optical microscope and it has an eyepiece lens and an objective lens. It is believed that this microscope uses more light to help pass it through to the object trying to be seen.

Types of compound microscopes include stereo microscope, comparison microscope, inverted microscope and traveling microscope. One difference between a compound microscope and a regular microscope is that a regular microscope has a convex lens whereas the objective lens is located away from the eyepiece lens and is next to the object so more light will be used to see the object.

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M. Krasinski

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Answered Aug 08, 2018

Compound microscopes can easily be distinguished with simple microscopes as long as you know what sets them apart from the latter. There are two sets of lenses in a compound microscope. These lenses are the eyepiece lens and objectives that will help the user magnify objects. The total magnification of a compound microscope depends on the on what objective lens is used compared to a simple microscope where the total magnification is limited to the single lens used.

As compound microscopes have a higher capability to magnify objects, they are usually used in science laboratories to study cells, bacteria, etc. One can easily study and see the differences of a nail cell from an onion cell through a compound microscope.

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John Smith

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Answered Jun 07, 2017

Two lenses inside the microscope (eye lense or ocular lense) and objective lense
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