Colors of Important Transition Metal Aqueous Ions
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shschem on February 11, 2012
Some of the more important/common aqueous transition metal ions encountered in first-year college chemistry. Color in transition metal ions is usually due to electron transitions within the d-shell. Note: the formation of complex ions will alter the colors of the solutions mentioned in this set!
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|Cu ²⁺||light blue|
|Fe ³⁺||most are yellow-ish|
|Co ²⁺||usually pink (but can easily be turned blue through a temperature or pH change)|