This lab replaces traditionally used flame test activities that use nitrate salts of sodium, potassium, lithium, strontium, calcium, barium, lead and copper (II). The redesigned lab uses acetate salts of sodium and potassium.
Atoms & Periodic Table
Students use inquiry to identify the elements in Colorflame candles. Unlike traditional flame emission labs, where student see a bright burst of color, this procedure allows students to safely observe an emission spectra and use online tools to match the element.