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Elements and Compounds
Metal and Alloys
Why do elements have a characteristic color when exposed to heat?
September 17, 2014 10:04PM
Elements have a characteristic color when exposed to heat because of line spectra. They release light energy in specific colors that depend on their number of valence electrons.
Why do different elements produce different line spectra?
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We did this experiment in chemistry (well something like it). There's different chemicals that is out into the powder. The chemicals react differently when exposed to heat therefore when exposed to the extreme heat of the small explosion, the chemicals give off a certain color. The color depends on the chemical.