AQA - How to remember colours for flame test

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emma_louise1
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Lithium = crimson
(a CRIMSON LIpstick (lipstick for lithium)

Sodium = yellow
(sodium sounds like 'so damn' --> SO DAMN LOUD --> yellow is a loud colour)

Potassium = lilac
(You put LILAC flowers in flower POTs)

Calcium = red
(CALum Scott is hot --> hot connotes red)

Barium = green
(Barium sounds like bear --> bears live in forests --> forests are green)
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(Original post by emma_louise1)
Lithium = crimson
(a CRIMSON LIpstick (lipstick for lithium)

Sodium = yellow
(sodium sounds like 'so damn' --> SO DAMN LOUD --> yellow is a loud colour)

Potassium = lilac
(You put LILAC flowers in flower POTs)

Calcium = red
(CALum Scott is hot --> hot connotes red)

Barium = green
(Barium sounds like bear --> bears live in forests --> forests are green)
This double mnemonic is pretty cool too.

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All of this you can choose to write with or without the words with t, which all mean nothing:

Criminals Lie, Yet No-one, Links Killers, Respect Or Case, Given (their) Curiosity

= Crimson - Li

= Yellow - Na

= Lilac - K

= Red-Orange - Ca

= Green = Cu
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The Liar (lithium-red) says NaY! (sodium-yellow) I didn't KilL (potassium-lilac) your CorGi (copper-green). It was hit by a CaR (calcium-red) and left in a BaG (barium-green).I like = 1 pray
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(Original post by UWS)
This double mnemonic is pretty cool too.

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I like this one

However, sometimes the mnemonics are more difficult to remember... IMO
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And for blue? The inference is presence of lead
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I remember it as Lily(lithium) Read(Red) S(Sodium)exY(yellow) P(potassium)oster Lily(lilac) Call(Calcium) Old(Orange) Child(Copper(ii)) Boss(Blue)- Lily Read Sexy Poster Lily Call Old Child Boss
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U ****ing ****** thats ****
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(Original post by Soni098)
All of this you can choose to write with or without the words with t, which all mean nothing:

Criminals Lie, Yet No-one, Links Killers, Respect Or Case, Given (their) Curiosity

= Crimson - Li

= Yellow - Na

= Lilac - K

= Red-Orange - Ca

= Green = Cu
U ****** thats worse than ur mum last night
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LilaK (Lilac = Potassium (K))
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Ralph Yak Loved Rhythmic Violins Once Ralph Gave Barry Water

RED YELLOW RED VIOLET ORANGE RED GREEN BLUE WHITE

All you need to do is start at the top of group 1 on the periodic table and work down and across the periods for each of these elements;
Li red
Na yellow
K lilac
Rb red
Cs violet
Ca orange
Sr red
Ba green
Cu blue
Pb white
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THIS WAS MAD USEFUL thanks!!!
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yellow because you yell
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Thanks so much, some of these are bloody genius.
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