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Subject: what happens when you heat solid iodine, and why?

Date: Sun Nov 19 14:01:54 2000
Posted by Charlie
Grade level: undergrad School: Roehampton Institute
City: London State/Province: England Country: Great Britain
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 974660514.Ch

I think that when you heat solid iodine it turns straight into a gas and 
thus bypasses the liquid stage.  I also know that it gives off a purple 
vapour, but the problem is I don't know why!!???
Hope you can help!

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