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Posted by Farah on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 3:26am.

What are the characteristic flame color for sodium, potassium, barium, copper, strontium, and calcium? Explain why?

Ans: i know the flame colours, but for the explain why, could the below be a possible answer?

The characteristic flame color is due to the shift in the energy levels of the element, and when an element is in the high energy zone it is unstable and therefore to stabilize it self it gives of a quantized value of photon of light which corresponds to the color of the flame.

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