Free Shipping on Orders Over $50*

Gear Question

how do you test salt to see if it's...

how do you test salt to see if it's salt?

Best Answer Responded on

Make a solution of water & your substance/salt. Pass a 12 volt electrical current through the solution. Using an atomic spectrometer, determine the color of sodium & chloride by eliminating the colors of hydrogen & oxygen which will also appear. The results will reveal themselves only after each element has reached a certain temperature. You can also determine individual elements if you can recognize or know their crystalline structure.