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Questions where color (wavelengths associated with the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum of about 400-800nm), or a color change is discussed.

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Oxidation of Hexaaquachrom (II) with air

I had the reaction: $$\ce{Cr(H2O)6^3+ -> Cr(H2O)6^2+}$$ using $\ce{Zn}$ as a reducing agent. the colour turning from green to blue and I know that with contact with air the solution becomes ...
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Is there any red dye that will work with perflurocarbons?

I have a perflourocarbon (PFC) that I am trying to dye a light red. Is there any way for this to be possible or a specific dye that works with the PFCs?
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Can factors such as non-chelating ions in solution or the temperature of solution change the d orbital splitting of complexes?

My currently primitive understanding of metal complexes is that the d orbital splitting depends on: Identity of central ion Charge density of ligand Geometry of complex ion oxidation number of ...
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Blue color in the blue persian salt [duplicate]

Blue persian salt has tiny blue framgents. So far I could found two explanations: It is sylvinite mineral inclusions As said in Wikipedia, "The intriguing blue colour occurs during the forming of ...
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Metal colored flame and safety

For Chrismtas I was a given a wonderful gas lighter, that produced a pink flame by heating small metal pads (when the pads are cold, the flame is blue, once they are red hot, the flame is colored). ...
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What does “off-hue” constitute in the context of analyzing a sample using the Pt-Co color scale?

ASTM D1209, the method describing how to perform the Pt-Co color scale test for a sample, recommends reporting material that can't be matched to a particular standard as "off-hue". For color based ...
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Chemical reaction , blue to red and again to blue

I am trying to demonstrate color change in the liquid as it passes through a channel. I want the initial color of the liquid to be blue in color and as it passes and comes out of a small pipe , it ...
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Why is copper(II) oxide green?

Copper(II) oxide is black, but when we find the percentage of oxygen in air by volume using ammonia, copper, and ammonium chloride, the color of $\ce{CuO}$ turns green. What is the reason for this?
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Synthesis of ZnO by wet chemical method and reducing particle size by ball milling

I synthesized bulk $\ce{ZnO}$ which is pure white in colour, but after high energy ball milling colour changes from white to yellow, why? Figure 1: Zinc oxide (courtesy of Wikipedia).
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How to bleach polyester [closed]

I have a challenge. I recently bought a cotton/polyester coat with the intention of bleaching it to near-white. To my surprise, normal bleach with sodium hypochlorite had very little effect. It ...
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Why do colored solutions become more transparent as volume is decreased?

For instance, I was drinking Gatorade, and as I drank more and more, the drink became lighter in color. Why? I don't understand. I would think that the molarity stays constant and the color too. I ...
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Ionic lattice structure of copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate

I would like to ask about the structure of the $\ce {CuSO4*5H2O}$ solid. Recently, I have learnt that the colour of $\ce {CuSO4 * H2O}$, an intermediate in the thermal decomposition of the ...
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Prevent/Slow down oxidation of organic material

I'm having the hobby to draw paintings with the tea I drink trough the day. Usually I pour a tablespoon of the hot tea away, wait until it dries and gets more concentrated, so the colour is more ...
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What are the physical properties of the cation tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt(III)?

I am aware of the (pictured) structure of $\ce{[Co(en)3]^3+}$, but what are the physical properties of this ion? Namely, what is its colour?
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Which alcohols change CrO3/H2SO4 from orange to green? [closed]

Which of the following sets of compounds cannot turn a clear orange solution of $\ce{CrO3/H2SO4}$ to a greenish opaque solution? (More than one answer is correct) A) Ethanol B) 2-Propanol C) t-...
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Color change of potassium permanganate during a titration with Fe(II)

Is it possible for potassium permanganate to have color change (in a titration) from colorless to pink? If so, then in what circumstances (particularly for a titration)? I have been always been taught ...
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How to change color of urine safely? [closed]

I am trying to find a SAFE way to change the colour of my urine, from what I have read online, Methylene Blue is relatively safe, and will change urine to blue or green. Is it safe? Can I put this in ...
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Does the green color represents existence of Copper in it [duplicate]

World is full of green, because of plants. Does it really signifies existence of Copper, in particularly by leafs. I well understood that Prolific Tamarind Colored ...