Irma Rangel Flame Test

Exciting
Exciting

Exciting the metallic salts with heat so they jump quantum levels. Then they give off color as they release energy and come down to a stable state

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Colors
Colors

Looking at the different colors which the compounds give off depending on their electron configuration.

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Spectrum
Spectrum

Observing the visual light spectrum

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Light and Flame Lab

            The young students from Irma Rangel explored the electromagnetic spectrum of light and learned about light’s mathematical relationships including those of energy, frequency, and wavelength. Through a number of flame tests, the students observed the visible color spectrum of light. After observing this spectrum, the girls calculated wavelength, frequency, and the energy of light using Planck’s constant and the speed of light. The Light lesson was concluded with the comparison of the characteristics and behaviors of transverse waves. This comparison included electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum.