Students will investigate "What happens when different cations are exposed to a flame?" The lab begins with background reading, along with pre-lab questions to answer discussing electron orbitals, electron excitation, electron configurations, and photon emission. Reviews lab safety, especially important with open flames. Students will CER and MODEL their conclusions.
Teacher Note: Make 2 unknown samples of your choice for students to identify based on their results.
Uses the following chlorides:
Used in the following complete packet: