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    Is there a way to predict what colour a metal ion will display in a flame test?

    For example - if I wanted to predict what colour Metal X would display, could I use energy gap informaton and equations to get the wavelength of light emitted and thus the colour?

    Can anyone do the maths and show why, for example, Lithium burns with a red flame?
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