What is BEILSTEIN TEST?

Chemical test used as a qualitative test for halides (chlorine, bromine, or iodine). Test substance is added to the piece of pre-heated copper wire and re-heated in the Bunsen burner. Green flame indicates the presence of a halogen.

BEILSTEIN TEST: "Green flame in the Beilstein test indicates formation of a copper halide."

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