What are the advantages of an electron microscope over a light microscope?
It is obvious that the largest advantage of any type of microscope is to observe an organism that can not be seen by the unaided eye. Light microscopes are easy to use, can magnify up to 2000 times, enable magnification of live cells and their movement, and are relatively cheap compared to electron microscopes. The only disadvantage is that it can only magnify up to 2000 times whereas an electron microscope can magnify up to 20,000 times! However, electron microscopes are extremely expensive, difficult to use, and cannot observe live specimens.