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Question: To colour spots on TLC plates for easier visualization after elution with a solvent, the plates can be "developed" in a sealed chamber containing solid iodine. Explain how the solid-vapor equilibrium operates in this instance.

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Solid iodine sublimes directly, instead of melting, so it will establish an equilibrium vapour pressure in the ...

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