# Flame color

#### lwymarie

this is a question in my test.. and i failed to solve it
wt's the flame color of magnesium chloride?

#### DrMark

lwymarie said:
this is a question in my test.. and i failed to solve it
wt's the flame color of magnesium chloride?
Not to sure if this is the answer your looking for, but in atomic emission spectroscopy the line used for Mg analysis is at ~285 nm aka invisible.

#### lwymarie

when we carry out the flame test to test metal ions, what is the flame color of magnesium ions?

#### dextercioby

Homework Helper
Why don't go into the lag and take solid $MgCl_{2}$ and put in a flame (blue,preferably)...?It's the most convincing answer u could possibly get.

Daniel.

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