Flame colours - a demonstration

Flame colours - a demonstration
Publication Date: July, 2011
Type of Resource: Weblink

This resource is a web page that details a demonstration experiment that can be used to show the flame colours given by an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, and other metal salts.

This is a spectacular version of the ‘flame tests’ experiment that can be used with chemists and non-chemists alike.

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