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colours of salts?

I was reading about displacement reactions where a non metal displaces a non metal..

And I figured there'd be colour changes and that it'd be useful to know the colours of various salts.. But I can't find info on it.

e.g. a list of salts and their various colours.

Does anybody know of a resource that has that info?

Thanks
Original post by gazbo1
I was reading about displacement reactions where a non metal displaces a non metal..

And I figured there'd be colour changes and that it'd be useful to know the colours of various salts.. But I can't find info on it.

e.g. a list of salts and their various colours.

Does anybody know of a resource that has that info?

Thanks

They are somewhere in my A Level chemistry notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13C5wge90aYaSRbPKDV2fYU1SI5oyBiFS2myCQMMNRUU/edit
Colours of complex ions if that what you want
(edited 9 months ago)
Original post by gazbo1
I was reading about displacement reactions where a non metal displaces a non metal..

And I figured there'd be colour changes and that it'd be useful to know the colours of various salts.. But I can't find info on it.

e.g. a list of salts and their various colours.

Does anybody know of a resource that has that info?

Thanks


The general rule of thumb is that if it’s not a salt containing a transition metal in either the anion or cation, then it’s probably a white solid or colourless in aqueous solution.

The list below is by no means exhaustive, but in instances where there are transition metals in the ions, the colours of the salts tend to be dictated by which transition metals are present, what ligands they are bound to and what oxidation states the transition metals are in:

https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/598991-colours-of-inorganic-ions-and-complexes-poster-.pdf

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