metalflame test colour barium pale green calcium yellow-red copper green-blue lithium red sodium orange potassium lilac

  Metals change the colour of a flame when they are heated in it. Different metals give different colours to the flame, so flame tests can be used to identify the presence of a particular metal in a sample. This is how you would carry out a typical flame test:

  1. dip a clean flame test loop in the…


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