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Heating Molecules
« on: December 28, 2006, 07:28:30 PM »
Is it possible to heat one or two molecules only so that they produce a distinct colour? Like heating one molecule so that it's blue and the next so that it's purple... or would it have to be different gases?

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Re: Heating Molecules
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 07:23:27 PM »
Hi P-man,

Thats a really good question.  This area is called Thermochromic chemistry. 

A link with some more information about this area is  It is commonly used in paper, paints and ink.

I am not sure if Television tubes (the phosphorous coating) could be considered Thermochromic, but it may.  The resolution on a Television screen would have differences in colours by very small distances.

I hope this helps,


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