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    flame test of common metals


    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
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    basically, E = \frac{k}{\lambda}

    where k = a constant

    \lambda = wavelength
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