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Flame tests


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Flame tests PPT, from my chemistry teacher. Mr.Bedford. For anyone who can use this for help. This is for IGCSE /GCSE Level.

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Flame tests

  1. 1. Flame Tests
  2. 2. Aims To identify metals by the colours they produce in a Bunsen flame.
  3. 3. Results Name of compound Flame colour Sodium carbonate Potassium carbonate Lithium chloride
  4. 4. Lithium
  5. 5. Sodium
  6. 6. Potassium
  7. 7. Calcium
  8. 8. Strontium
  9. 9. Barium
  10. 10. Copper
  11. 11. What is Happening?
  12. 12. What is Happening? Bunsen flame moves electrons to higher energy levels. As the sample cools electrons fall back to the lower energy levels, giving out characteristic colours.