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Plutonium displays colorful oxidation states in aqueous solution.

Plutonium displays colorful oxidation states in aqueous solution.

Clark, David L. (2000). "The Chemical Complexities of Plutonium". Los Alamos Science 26: 373.
Plutonium may spontaneous change its oxidation state and color in solution. The oxidation states are: Pu(III) blue lavender, Pu(IV) yellow brown, Pu(V) pink, Pu(VI) orange pink, Pu(VII) green. Heptavalent plutonium is rare.

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