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Flame Test Lab of Compounds and Colors. This chemistry lab uses hand sanitizer and household chemicals of sodium chloride (table salt), potassium chloride (salt substitute), sodium borate (insecticide with borax acid) and potassium hydrogen tartare (cream of tartar) in a safe and fun fiery introduction to compounds! Excite electrons and ignite your students interest in elements with this demonstration of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purplish flames.
It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT):
• SC.8.P.8.8 Identify basic examples of and compare and classify the properties of compounds, including acids, bases, and salts.
• SC.912.P.8.6 Distinguish between bonding forces holding compounds together and other attractive forces, including hydrogen bonding and van der Waals forces.
• SC.912.P.10.9 Describe the quantization of energy at the atomic level.
• SC.912.P.10.18 Explore the theory of electromagnetism by comparing and contrasting the different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum in terms of wavelength, frequency, and energy, and relate them to phenomena and applications.
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