Chemistry

Question

During a flame test, ions of a specific metal are heated in the flame of agas burner. A characteristic color of light is emitted by these ions inthe flame when the electrons(1) gain energy as they return to lower energy levels(2) gain energy as they move to higher energy levels(3) emit energy as they return to lower energy levels(4) emit energy as they move to higher energy levels

2 Answer

  • Answer;

    -Emit energy as they return to lower energy levels.

    Explanation;

    -A characteristic color of light is emitted by these ions in the flame when the electrons emit energy as they return to lower energy levels.

    -The metal ions do absorb energy, and the electrons are boosted to higher energy levels, but they emit that energy as they fall to lower levels, and it is the photons of light they are emitting that can be seen.

  • The flames being emitted by the ions are as a result of ions 3. emitting ¬†energy as they return to lower energy levels.

    When ions are heated:

    • They absorb energy
    • They are able to move around

    As they move around, they expend some of that energy and lose it as a result thereby returning to lower energy levels. As that energy is lost, it comes across as light being emitted by the ions.

    In conclusion, ions in the flame test emit light as they lose energy and return to a lower energy level.

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