Safety Study Emission Spectra
- Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards
- Contains Instruction Manual
- Materials for only two groups of students or a single student
The flame test is an analytical technique often used for the identification of certain elements, primarily metal ions. The color of the flame is observed, and the spectra of light emitted from the flame is viewed through a spectroscope. The traditional flame test poses safety concerns for students in a laboratory setting, however, this kit minimizes these concerns by utilizing small candles that are easier to manage.
There is no loss in the clarity of the emission spectra, making it easy for students to observe and deduce what element is causing the colored flame.