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Flame Test Lab

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The purpose of this lab is to determine the chemical and physical properties of an unknown substance. Then, through the use and practice of some basic techniques used for analyzing compounds, find a compound that shares similar traits. Some of these basic techniques that were performed include: using a magnifying glass to determine the physical characteristics, solubility, conductivity (solid state/aqueous solution), pH test of the aqueous solution, reactivity test with Lead Nitrate, Hydrochloric Acid, and Sodium Hydroxide, a flame test, and melting point based on the time it took to reach it within 20 seconds. With these tests one can narrow down unknowns using the results, and then finally run confirmatory tests to solidify the findings.
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