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    Is there a easy way to remember the ion tests and flame tests in Unit 3 for the 2016 paper on Wednesday. I have a terrible memory if there's no learning involved.
    I don't want to waste my time on something that may not appear in the exam, but it also may be worth up to 6 marks if AQA put it in.
    Thanks for any help!
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    (Original post by TomNaughton)
    Is there a easy way to remember the ion tests and flame tests in Unit 3 for the 2016 paper on Wednesday. I have a terrible memory if there's no learning involved.
    I don't want to waste my time on something that may not appear in the exam, but it also may be worth up to 6 marks if AQA put it in.
    Thanks for any help!
    The way I remember the flame tests is by Lired Nayellow Klilac Cabrick Bagreen.
    • Li for Lithium which which turns red.
    • Na for Sodium which turns yellow.
    • K for Potassium which turns lilac.
    • Ca for Calcium which turns brick (red)
    • Ba for Barium which turns green.
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    (Original post by TomNaughton)
    Is there a easy way to remember the ion tests and flame tests in Unit 3 for the 2016 paper on Wednesday. I have a terrible memory if there's no learning involved.
    I don't want to waste my time on something that may not appear in the exam, but it also may be worth up to 6 marks if AQA put it in.
    Thanks for any help!
    Maybe through sheer force of will? So like just learn it as it is?
    (That's what i did, and of course it's the best way to remember things but there's always alternatives)
    You can always remember the ****ed up one which doesn't fit and that's Barium which is green and Potassium which is lilac. Hmm maybe Sodium when you burn it it goes yellow(think of a bunsen burner)? Calcium maybe think of *****ing bricks?(brick red) Then there's lithium which is bloody difficult to remember....(blood colour i.e red)

    Da it's so easy to waste time doin this sorta stuff oh well
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    (Original post by Big white)
    Maybe through sheer force of will? So like just learn it as it is?
    (That's what i did, and of course it's the best way to remember things but there's always alternatives)
    You can always remember the ****ed up one which doesn't fit and that's Barium which is green and Potassium which is lilac. Hmm maybe Sodium when you burn it it goes yellow(think of a bunsen burner)? Calcium maybe think of *****ing bricks?(brick red) Then there's lithium which is bloody difficult to remember....(blood colour i.e red)

    Da it's so easy to waste time doin this sorta stuff oh well
    :lol:
    I don't know why people find it so difficult to remember them but I guess it's just memory work. This is the easiest things they could ask imo.
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    :lol:
    I don't know why people find it so difficult to remember them but I guess it's just memory work. This is the easiest things they could ask imo.
    Yup, usually people want another way out or sometimes like me i just pose the question to see what people say and if it's better than what i have already or not
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    The way I remember the flame tests is by Lired Nayellow Klilac Cabrick Bagreen.
    • Li for Lithium which which turns red.
    • Na for Sodium which turns yellow.
    • K for Potassium which turns lilac.
    • Ca for Calcium which turns brick (red)
    • Ba for Barium which turns green.
    The way people in my chemistry class remember it is similar - Lik Nay Kl Car Bag
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    (Original post by chocolatefrog354)
    The way people in my chemistry class remember it is similar - Lik Nay Kl Car Bag
    Thanks! Yours seems the best, I'm just not good at remembering stuff which have no meaning.
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    (Original post by Kryptonian)
    The way I remember the flame tests is by Lired Nayellow Klilac Cabrick Bagreen.
    • Li for Lithium which which turns red.
    • Na for Sodium which turns yellow.
    • K for Potassium which turns lilac.
    • Ca for Calcium which turns brick (red)
    • Ba for Barium which turns green.
    I remember them: baNAna = yellow = sodium, lilaK = lilac = potassium, then I remember the others in a way that is relevant to my spec because I'm on Edexcel so it probably wouldn't make sense explaining to someone doing AQA


    (Original post by TomNaughton)
    Is there a easy way to remember the ion tests and flame tests in Unit 3 for the 2016 paper on Wednesday. I have a terrible memory if there's no learning involved.
    I don't want to waste my time on something that may not appear in the exam, but it also may be worth up to 6 marks if AQA put it in.
    Thanks for any help!
 
 
 
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