• Sublimation is the change of state from a solid to a gas without passing through the liquid state.
  • When iodine is heated sublimation can be readily observed.
  • Dry ice is a substance that sublimes at atmospheric pressures.
  • Ferrocene (an iron-containing compound) is usually purified by sublimating.
  • A sample of ferrocene is gently heated causing it to sublime.
  • The video below shows the sublimation and deposition of iodine in a round-bottom flask that contains ice.
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