Of-5 Spectra of Salts (Flame Test)
Published: Wednesday 15 March 2006 - Updated: Monday 28 March 2011
To demonstrate the characteristic spectra emitted by various salts.
- Spray units
- Salt solutions
- Bunsen burner
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The characteristic spectrum emitted by salts is easily demonstrated to a large audience by spraying a solution of the salt into the flame of a bunsen burner. For best results adjust the bunsen burner to give a large flame with little oxygen.