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CHEMISTRY UNIT 3 _


Flame Tests ­ TESTING FOR CATIONS

Flame Tests identify metal ions.

The compounds of some metals burn with a characteristic colour enabling us to
tell what compounds are present.




GREEN BEAR

BARium burns with a GREEN flame.




LiCa ­ this RED tongue is a licker.

Lithium…

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POTassium burns with a LILAC flame.
Some metals produce a coloured precipitate with NaOH.




This is (supposed to be!) a white camel in a snowstorm. The metal names can
be shortened to spell CaMgAl camal camel!

The precipitate formed by Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and Aluminium (Al)
is WHITE ­…

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Abbas

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Terrible resource, No offence.

Flame tests:

Sodium = Sun = Yellow

Potassium = Purple = Lilac

Calcium = Cut - Blood = Red

Barium = Bogey = Green

Lithium = Crimson


MattR3000

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Really Really useful!!!!!

After just one read through I know them all now!! 

Thank you so much to whomever produced this!

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