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Flame Tests: Atomic Emission and Electron Energy Levels—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity

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Just like fingerprints, the color of light emitted by an element heated in a flame is unique to each element. In the Flame Tests: Atomic Emission and Electron Energy Levels—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity, the characteristic colors of light emitted by various metal ions will be observed and used to identify an unknown metal ion.

Concepts

  • Atomic Emission
  • Excited vs. Ground States
  • Wavelength and Energy of Light
  • Flame Tests