Testing for Metal ions

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.

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Barium - Flame test
Green
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Calcium - Flame test
Red
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Copper - Flame test
Green-Blue
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Lithium - Flame test
Crimson
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Sodium - Flame test
Yellow
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Potassium - Flame test
Lilac
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Aluminium - Precipitate test (when reacted with sodium hydroxide)
White Precipitate (Aluminium hydroxide precipitate dissolves when excess sodium hydroxide is added)
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Calcium - Precipitate test (when reacted with sodium hydroxide)
White Precipitate
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Magnesium - Precipitate test (when reacted with sodium hydroxide)
White Precipitate
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Copper (II) - Precipitate test (when reacted with sodium hydroxide)
Blue Precipitate
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Iron (II) - Precipitate test (when reacted with sodium hydroxide)
Green Precipitate
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Iron (III) - Precipitate test (when reacted with sodium hydroxide)
Brown Precipitate
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Yellow

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