Chemical compounds under the microscope have fascinating colors and forms. On my blog I posted a small selection of microscope photos of different chemical compounds. All of them are water soluble chemicals (salts) that were easy to handle and prepare. I think it is a nice collection that show the variety of forms and colors chemicals can have under the microscope. They can have incredible colors, especially salts with rare earth elements as cation. Some of the compounds are common substances which can be found in daily life like table salt or magnesium sulfate. Others are very exotic only used for chemical analyses or strange applications like gadolinium nitrate that’s used as soluble neutron poison in nuclear reactors.
Bismuth subnitrate, Bismuth chloride, Bismuth sulfate