Flame Test Chemical Kit (5 X 100g)

  • This set of five chemicals provides ample amounts of each chemical for repeated flame color demonstrations. 100g of each chemical.

    No Fly Shipping! Only via Standard Ground to inside the USA and Canada
  • NC-12780
Price: $52.95
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• Strontium Chloride • Sodium Carbonate • Cupric Sulfate
• Potassium Chloride • Cupric Chloride

The chemicals in this flame test kit come in 100 gram poly bottles, making them ideal for repeated use in the classroom or other settings. When burned, each chemical produces a characteristic color, which can be used to identify minerals.

IMPORTANT! Shipping is restricted. Chemicals are hazardous. Ships to destinations within the 48 contiguous US states and Canada using Standard Ground. No air deliveries allowed. (No AK, HI or PR)

To perform the test, place a powdered sample of the chemical (see list below) on a nichrome wire, like an inoculating loop and place in the hottest part of the flame.

Note that the wire should be well cleaned by dipping in alcohol between samples so no dust or impurities interfere with the true color in the test sample flame. Stainless steel spatulas can also be used.

SAFETY: Wear chemical splash goggles and a lab chemical apron. Youths should perform under supervision.

To test an unknown mineral, compare its observed flame color with the known values from such as the list below:

Flame Color Chemical (kit contains 100 grams each)
RED Strontium Chloride
YELLOW Sodium Carbonate
GREEN Cupric Sulfate
VIOLET Potassium Chloride
BLUE Cupric Chloride


  • “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, unless otherwise stated.


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