Flame colours - a demonstration
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.
The additional link to a Science ASSIST resource SOP: Demonstrating the flame test using a PET bottle, is a safe, simple and effective method to demostrate the specific emission spectrum of a variety of cations.
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