GCSE Chemistry Flame Test

February 25, 2016 Muhammad C

This short article describes how flame test is done and why we see the colours that differentiate some of group I and II Elements

A paste is made by mixing powdered compunds containing metals.

A platinum wire is dipped into the paste and burnt at the blue flame of bunsen burner. 


http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Inorganic_Chemistry/Descriptive_Chemistry/Elements_Organized_by_Block/1_s-Block_Elements/Group__1%3A_The_Alkali_Metals/2Reactions_of_the_Group_1_Elements/Flame_Testsristic colour can be observed for some elements are described in this article.

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