Question about kationts

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Hi all,

I have a small question. I have checked it: http://neon.chem.ox.ac.uk/vrchemistry/LiveChem/transitionmetals_content.html [Broken]

and I am very confusing. There is some kationts of metal and these are liquid !
For example mangan kationt : Mn+7 is red liquid. Is it possible ?

PS:I am sorry for my englisch, its not good !
 
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I think you are referring to cations. The ions you are looking at are actually compounds that are dissolved in water. The Mn + 7 comes from a salt (i.e. Mn(2)O(7)) being dissolved in water. The Mn+7 is what give it the charactersitic red color, but there is a counterion also in the liquid. It is not possible to have a liquid of only Mn+7 as the charge of each ion would repel each other ion.
 
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thanks

Thank you for your answer.
I was only confused about label Mn+7.
 
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