# flame test of common metals

• May 31st 2010, 09:17 AM
allsmiles
flame test of common metals
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Mindy and her lab partner conducted flame tests of several metallic salt solutions. They dipped a wire loop into each salt solution, and one by one, heated the sample in the Bunsen burner flame. Based on their results, which element produced a colored light with the lowest energy?
A)barium

B)calcium

C)copper

D)potassium
• May 31st 2010, 10:36 AM
skeeter
basically, $E = \frac{k}{\lambda}$

where $k$ = a constant

$\lambda$ = wavelength