Flame Test Lab Report Results

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I: Purpose In this lab, our purpose was to observe the colors that were released by various metal ions. We wanted to be able to tell which element was which based off of the color of their flame. We also wanted to look at flame testing as a method of detection of metals. II: Procedure Acquire small samples of salts in marked test tubes. For each sample, add an amount of salt the fills the very tip of a scoopula. Pour roughly 15 mL of 6M HCI into a 50-mL beaker. Clean the wire loop by dipping it into the 6M HCI and then heating it in the hot flame of the gas burner. Keep dipping and heating until there is not a color that comes from the wire, when heated. Dip the clean wire loop into a sample of metal salt and then heat the loop in the burner flame. Record the color of the flame in the data table. Test the leftover samples using the same method. Make sure to clean the wire loop completely…show more content…
The elements least easily identified are Sodium and Calcium. The element that gave the most intense color was Copper. The flame tests are not valuable for detecting metal ions present in a mixture of metal ions because the colors would start to blend and there is a lot of room for error. The order of metallic elements used increases in the order or Strontium, Lithium, Calcium, Sodium, Barium, Copper, and Potassium. V: Conclusion Have you ever wondered what quantum mechanics really are? Do you know who contributed to the it? I will explain what quantum mechanics is and where it came from. Using the flame test lab, I will tell you how it connects to quantum mechanics. I will also explain different orbits of electrons and the rules of an Aufbau Diagram. Lastly, I will explain real world applications of quantum mechanics and ways people use them in their everyday lives and they might not even realize

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