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  1. #1 Gas Question 
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    Hey guys,
    I've got a quick question. If I've got a gas that's totally grey/green in colour, what gas is it most likely to be. This is the only information I have on the gas and this question is driving me crazy, can't seem to find an answer to it anywhere. If anyone can direct me to a website that may have the answer, or someone flat out might know what it is that would be a huge help
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    Most common greenish elemental gas is Chlorine. Not something you want to be breathing in, though.

    And it's not a deep green - just a slight greenish tinge.


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    There are no gases that are totally grey/green in colour.

    We might be able to help you if you provide more information.


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    I'd say it's Chlorine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmaz
    If I've got a gas that's totally grey/green in colour, what gas is it most likely to be.
    Is this a 'paper' question, or have you seen a sample of the gas? Thus, have you been told it is grey/green, or did you look at it and decide it was grey green? If the latter, are you colour blind? (Not being funny here, but if you are then a pale green could look like a grey green????).

    Other than that, chlorine seems the best bet to me too.
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    Hey guys, no its one of 20 questions I have to answer as a lab induction. That is all the information in its entirety that I'm given. Would anyone know of any Standards that would be able to give me this information or which chlorine gas it is specifically?
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    chlorine gas is Cl2

    need someone to remind me how to do subscript and superscript ty
    everything is mathematical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by organic god
    chlorine gas is Cl2

    need someone to remind me how to do subscript and superscript ty
    Use sub and sup within carets/chevrons - < sup > and </ sup > but without the spaces.
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    Maybe Chlorine combined with something else
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    if its lab induction its most likely to be chlorine gas.

    i guess it depends what level he is studying at.

    but if we assume he is still at school the only gases you come across which contain chlorine are chlorine gas and HCL, and HCL gives steamy fumes not green
    everything is mathematical.
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