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Subject: Do individual atom exhaibit the characteristics of color.

Date: Sun Jan 27 23:52:35 2002
Posted by Ray Saffar
Grade level: undergrad School: OCC
City: West Bloomfield State/Province: MI Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1012193555.Ch
Message:

In the handbook of Checistry and physics states that Gold is Metallic, having a 
yellow color when in a mass, but when finely divided it may be black, ruby, or 
purple. But it does not state that for any of the other elements, so does that 
mean that a Silver atom is silver in color?.


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