Flame Photometry

Hi,

I am doing an assignment on flame photometry, and need to know the different flame colours for each of the metal salts (the experiment we are doing is to ascertain which salts are present by the colour of the flames). We are only able to test for sodium, which was yellow/orange, but I cannot find what the other salts and colours are anywhere.

Is there anyone who knows the colours, or where I can find them out.

Thank you in advance.

Dawn

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There are several - many of

There are several - many of which are on this WebElements site. Look a the Groups 1 and 2 elements in particular: for instance see potassium.

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The Sodium burn with a

The Sodium burn with a yellow Light
The Rubidium burn with a yellowish-violet light
The Potassium burn with a lilac light

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