waves in certain wavelength ranges interact with water molecules because the molecules have a large electric dipole moment. The electric field of the wave A. Exerts a net force on the water molecules. B. Exerts a net torque on the water molecules. C. Exerts a net force and a net torque on the water molecules.
Solution 5P Introduction: When a water molecule interacts with an electromagnetic wave, it experiences both a net force and a net torque. Conclusion: Therefore, C is the correct option.