Flame Tests


Observe and record the colors produced when compounds containing different Group I and Group II metal ions are held in a flame.


  1. Dip a cotton swab (Q-tip) in water.
  2. Dip the wet cotton swab in a sample of the compound to be tested.
  3. Using tongs, hold the cotton swab with the chemical in the flame of a Bunsen burner and record the color.
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