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Using a Platinum Wire, Cone, Hydrochloric Acid and a Bunsen Burner How Would You Distinguish Between the Three Salts E. Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride and Calcium Chloride. - Chemistry


Using a platinum wire, cone, hydrochloric acid and a Bunsen burner how would you distinguish between the three salts e. sodium chloride, potassium chloride and calcium chloride. Explain in brief the method used for the same.

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Application of flame test – to identify the metal in the substance.

Method Colour imparted to the flame Colour-through blue glass Metallic radical

Thin platinum wire is throughly cleaned and of a burner.

Golden yellow Pale yellow Sodium[Na1+]
When the wire imparts no colour it is dipped in conc. HCl and then - Lilac Violet Potassium [K1+
The wire is then reintroduced into the -
non-luminous flame and the-colour imparted is noted.
Brick red Pale grren Calcium [Ca2+
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