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firewatch

Just as a fingerprint is unique to each person, the color of light emitted by metals heated in a flame is unique to each metal. This simple demonstration is a great starting activity to begin discussions about absorption and emission.

Concepts

  • Excited States
  • Emission Spectra
  • Absorption
  • Atomic & Electron Structure
  • Electron Orbital Theory