• Strontium Chloride • Sodium Carbonate • Cupric Sulfate
• Potassium Chloride • Cupric Chloride • Magnesium Ribbon
• Alcohol Lamp • Nichrome Wire Loop
Our flame test kit with 10 grams each of five chemicals plus 12 inches of magnesium ribbon provides the materials needed to demonstrate flame colors of six different metals. When burned, the metal or metalloid ion in each chemical imparts a characteristic color to the flame. Thus, this kit can be used to demonstrate the “flame test” method of identifying minerals. The sample chemicals are packaged 10 grams each in five bottles with screw top caps.
To perform the test, place a powdered sample of the chemical (see list below) on the nichrome wire loop and place in the hottest portion of the flame. To burn the magnesium, snip off a short segment and place on the nichrome loop wetted with alcohol. Hold in flame until it ignites.
Be sure to clean the wire loop well by dipping in alcohol between samples so no dust, etc. interferes with the true color in the test sample flame.
For SAFETY, wear the chemical splash goggles and a lab apron and youths should perform under supervision.
To interpret test results, compare the observed flame color with the color values on the list below...
You may add Ethyl Alcohol to your order as fuel for the alcohol burner.
Caution: Ethyl Alcohol is flammable and a dangerous fire risk. This item will only ship to destinations within the continental United States and Canada using standard ground. No air deliveries allowed.
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- “SALTS” – Above chemicals are categorized chemically as salts, ionic compounds produced by reacting an acid with a base.
- METALOID ION – Resembles a metal; a non-metal which can combine with a metal to form an alloy.
Unopened chemicals in original packaging may be returned within 30 days of shipment with prior approval. Call 800-372-6726. Customers are responsible for shipping costs.
Chemicals with hazard fees are limited to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Ground-only (No-Fly) chemicals are limited to the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Canada.
CERTIFICATES OF ANALYSIS:
Certificates of Analysis for chemicals are available upon request. Use our request page at this link