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Product 12701

By: Rhonda Reist, Olathe North High School, Olathe, KS

The Oooh! Aaah! Style Flame Tests Chemical Demonstration Kit is an easy setup and large enough for an entire group of lab students to observe. An excellent display of visible spectra, this flame test reveals excellent colors of metal ions.

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Demonstrate the characteristic colors of several metal ions with a flame test large enough for an entire classroom to observe. An easy setup and excellent flame colors make this a perfect addition to your chemistry demonstrations. Add a few milliliters of alcohol to several borosilicate glass Petri dishes, place a small scoop of a different metallic salt into each dish, then light each solution and listen for the ooohs and aaahs!

Concepts: Visible spectra.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Note: Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab. A safety shield and fire blanket are also highly recommended. Borosilicate glass Petri dishes are required and available separately.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS3.C: Relationship between Energy and Forces
HS-PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Cause and effect
Energy and matter
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

HS-PS3-2: Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motion of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative position of particles (objects).
HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-1: Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS1-4: Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.
HS-PS1-5: Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.