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Subject: What chemical properties cause things to be perceived a certain color?

Date: Thu Sep 16 14:54:45 1999
Posted by Zach
Grade level: 4-6 School: homeschooled
City: No city entered. State/Province: No state entered. Country: US
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 937508085.Ch
Message:

Please note that I am not asking about human perception as such, but, 
rather, about why different substances are different colors.  I already 
understand that the color we perceive is the one reflected and not 
absorbed by a substance.


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