Okay so we just finished up this lab in chem class on friday and we have to do post lab questions. So heres the question: Some substances you tested produced a color in the flame of the bunsen burner. What is happening in the atom to produce this colored flame? How could this color be used to identify the element? What are some pracical applications of this knowlege?
so the substances were sucrose which melted, paraffin which melted, calcium chloride which truned the flame reddish pink, sodium sulfate which turned the flame yellow/orange, iron which had orange sparks, aluminum pellet which did nothing and copper II sulfate which turned the flame green and blue.