flame test

  1. a test for detecting the presence of certain metals in compounds by the coloration they give to a flame. Sodium, for example, turns a flame yellow

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How to use flame test in a sentence

  • Traces of calcium were also found, but the amount of sodium was so small that it could only be detected by the flame test.