Flame photometry

Flame photometry is an atomic emission method used to detect Na+ and K+ ions. It involves the use of easily accessible hydrocarbon gases, such as propane and optical filters select the emission wavelength for the element of interest. Solutions of known concentration are used to develop calibration curves, and comparisons are made between the emission intensities of samples to those of standard solutions. This allows for the quantitative analysis of the element of interest in the solution.

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