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Flame Tests
· What do they identify?
· Test the chemical samples A ­ E using a flame
· Note down your observations in a table.
· Identify the metal ion using the chart on the next
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Flame Test Chart
Metal Ion Colour
Lithium Scarlet red
Sodium Yellow ­ Orange
Potassium Lilac
Calcium Brick red
Barium Apple green…read more

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· What do you think?
· Scientists use this knowledge to identify metal
ions in compounds ­ obviously!!
· What else?
· Coloured birthday candles
· Fireworks…read more


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