What is FLAME TEST?

1 The detection of the presence of an element in a substance by the colouration imparted to eg a Bunsen flame. 2 Simple way of identifying polymers by smelling with care odour emitted by burning material. Systematic methods like infrared spectroscopy, are much more accurate and safer. Such tests are usually combined with pencil hardness and density tests, etc to give a rough guide to polymer identity,


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