Flame tests

When you place certain metal compounds in the blue flame of a bunsen burner, the flame changes colour. The colour of the flame varies depending on which metal compound you use. This procedure is called a flame test.

If you choose this option your movie should contain:

  • The atomic structure of the atoms involved.
  • Where the atoms are located on the periodic table and why.
  • Why a colour is emitted.
The metal compounds you will test contain Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Strontium and Copper.
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