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Properties of alkali metal compounds

Description

This experiment shows the differences in the properties of various alkali metals. Solutions are prepared from these alkali metals with the pH and temperature changes recorded. Students also get to test their obervational skills by completing flame tests from these solutions.

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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A student worksheet to accompany the experiment which shows the difference in the properties of various alkali metals.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.