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Safety-First Flame Test—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP8481

Price: $19.25

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Coloring flames with metallic salts is a great way to demonstrate the emission spectra of metal salts. Put safety first with this unique flame test demonstration by eliminating the need for methanol, which is a common cause of flashback fires.

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Put safety first with this unique flame test demonstration! Coloring flames with metallic salts is a great way to demonstrate the emission spectra of metal salts. By adding a pump of hand sanitizer to different salts, the flames will burn in a rainbow display. Borosilicate glass Petri dishes are required and available separately; hand sanitizer is not included.

Concepts: Visible spectra.
Time Required: 15 minutes.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit:
Boric acid, 100 g
Potassium chloride, reagent, 50 g
Sodium chloride, lab grade, 50 g
Strontium chloride, reagent, 50 g
Hand sanitizer, bottle, 15 oz


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
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.