# Flame color

1. Apr 18, 2005

### lwymarie

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

2. Apr 18, 2005

### DrMark

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.

3. Apr 18, 2005

### lwymarie

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

4. Apr 18, 2005

### dextercioby

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.

5. Apr 18, 2005