Consider the following differences between Raman Scattering and Rayleigh scattering:

  1. While Raman scattering is all about  elastic scattering of light, Rayleigh scattering of light is all about inelastic scattering of light
  2. While Raman scattering leads to change frequency, Rayleigh scattering leads to unchanged frequency

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because Raman scattering talks about inelastic scattering of light whereas Rayleigh scattering of light talks about elastic scattering of light.

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