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ERIC Number: EJ918546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Classroom Activity Connections: Demonstrating Various Flame Tests Using Common Household Materials
Baldwin, Bruce W.; Hasbrouck, Scott; Smith, Jordan; Kuntzleman, Thomas S.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n8 p790-792 Aug 2010
In "JCE" Activity #67, "Flame Tests: Which Ion Causes the Color?", Michael Sanger describes how to conduct flame tests with household items. We have used this activity in outreach settings, and have extended it in a variety of ways. For example, we have demonstrated large-scale strontium (red), copper (green), and carbon (blue) flames using only household items, and have helped children investigate the chemistry of sparklers and colored flame birthday candles. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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