Our flame test kit contains 25 grams of each chemical and 25g of Magnesium Ribbon, which provides the materials needed to demonstrate flame colours of six different metals. When burned, the metal or metalloid ion contained in each chemical imparts a characteristic colour to the flame. This kit can be used to demonstrate the “flame test” method of identifying minerals. The sample chemicals are packaged 25 grams each in five plastic jars with snap lids.
To perform the test, place a powdered sample of the chemical on the nichrome wire loop and place in the hottest portion of the flame. To burn the magnesium, snip off a short segment and place on the nichrome loop wetted with alcohol. Hold in flame until it ignites.
Be sure to clean the wire loop well by dipping in alcohol between samples so no residue etc. interferes with the true colour of the flame during the test.
For SAFETY, wear chemical splash goggles and a lab apron as well as protective gloves.
Young children/teenagers should only perform the experiment under adult supervision.
Compare the flame colours with the following:
- Strontium Chloride Hexahydrate – Burns RED
- Sodium Carbonate Anhydrous – Burns YELLOW
- Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate – Burns GREEN
- Potassium Chloride – Burns VIOLET
- Copper (II) Chloride Dihydrate – Burns BLUE
- Magnesium Ribbon – Burns WHITE
Hazard Class: 8
Packing Group: 3
Hazard Phrases: May be corrosive to metals. Harmful if swallowed or in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. Very toxic to aquatic life. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Prec Phrases: Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Cas No: 10125-12-0
Einecs No: 231-210-2