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Re: IChO preparatory problem 2008....Superb question!
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2009, 06:08:13 AM »
I'm really confused now. What's this malodorous, acrid fumes on earth? I don't think the story made any mistake and this question remains the only one to me now.

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Re: IChO preparatory problem 2008....Superb question!
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2009, 07:18:08 AM »
Dictionary dot com had several enteries

malodorous 
mal·o·dor·ous 
–adjective having an unpleasant or offensive odor; smelling bad: a malodorous swamp. 

Origin:
1840–50; mal- + odorous

Related forms:

mal·o·dor·ous·ly, adverb
mal·o·dor·ous·ness, noun
 
mal·o·dor·ous  (mal-o'd?r-?s)   
adj.  Having a bad odor; foul.
mal·o'dor·ous·ly adv., mal·o'dor·ous·ness n.

malodorous 

1850, from mal- "bad" + odorous.
 
 

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Re: IChO preparatory problem 2008....Superb question!
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2009, 10:43:58 AM »
Guys, about the malodorous product, please refer to the first reply to the topic...Aren't we convinced with the malodorous product being LiOH?
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Re: IChO preparatory problem 2008....Superb question!
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2009, 11:45:40 AM »
Guys, about the malodorous product, please refer to the first reply to the topic...Aren't we convinced with the malodorous product being LiOH?


O.K. I agree.

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Re: IChO preparatory problem 2008....Superb question!
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2009, 01:35:07 PM »
LiOH is not foul smelling but is not fun to breath in; it catches the back of your throat is a very distinctive way.

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Re: IChO preparatory problem 2008....Superb question!
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2009, 04:54:49 PM »
This is what WIKI has for flame test colors

Symbol Name Color
As Arsenic Blue
B Boron Bright green
Ba Barium Pale/Apple green
Ca Calcium Brick red
Cs Caesium Blue-Violet
Cu(I) Copper(I) Blue
Cu(II) Copper(II) (non-halide) Green
Cu(II) Copper(II) (halide) Blue-green
Fe Iron Gold
In Indium Blue
K Potassium Lilac
Li Lithium Red
Mn(II) Manganese(II) Yellowish green
Mo Molybdenum Yellowish green
Na Sodium Intense yellow
P Phosphorus Pale bluish green
Pb Lead Blue
Rb Rubidium Red-violet
Sb Antimony Pale green
Se Selenium Azure blue
Sr Strontium Crimson
Te Tellurium Pale green
Tl Thallium Pure green
Zn Zinc Bluish green

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Re: IChO preparatory problem 2008....Superb question!
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2009, 05:00:19 PM »
I guess Li Lithium Red could be considered crimson.

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