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« on: 18/04/2011 11:13:53 »
Here is the question..

A solution, giving an apple-green colour to a flame, was suspected to be aqueous barium hydroxide.
Describe two simple tests to confirm this conclusion, giving the result of each test.

Now, I've only been taught that to test for Barium ions you do a flame test, which gives an apple-green colour!
Do I do litmus to test for alkalinity?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/04/2011 11:37:04 »
Also.. The manufacture and use of 1,1,1-trichloroethane is now restricted because of its adverse effects on the ozone layer. However, the corresponding fluoro-compound 1,1,1-trifluoroethane does not cause environmental problems in the ozone layer. Explain why only the chloro-compound has these adverse effects.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/04/2011 15:36:44 »
Here is the question..

A solution, giving an apple-green colour to a flame, was suspected to be aqueous barium hydroxide.
Describe two simple tests to confirm this conclusion, giving the result of each test.

Now, I've only been taught that to test for Barium ions you do a flame test, which gives an apple-green colour!
Do I do litmus to test for alkalinity?
sulphate and/or carbonate.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/04/2011 15:52:52 »
Eh?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 18/04/2011 19:15:18 »
A fair few things will give a ppt with carbonate.
Even the ppt with sulphate isn't specific.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/04/2011 19:51:54 »
first test with CrO42-; second with SO42-. Ba precipitates in both, Ca and Sr only in the second.
In case the OP is sure there is just one metal cation in solution, the green colour could be Ba, Cu or Tl. Then the test with sulphate is enough because copper and thallium sulphates are soluble.
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« Reply #6 on: 18/04/2011 21:53:23 »
"Do I do litmus to test for alkalinity?"
It would be a good start.
Another thing you might try is blowing through it, but can you explain why that would help?


For the other question, what do you know about the mechanism of ozone destruction?
 

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