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Re: What colour does Lthium turn when burned?

Date: Sun May 9 14:21:23 2004
Posted By: Gareth Evans, Industrial R&D practitioner and manager ( retired )
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1083350804.Ph

What colour does Lithium turn when burned? If the question is "What colour is the product of combustion of lithium, namely lithium oxide ?" then the answer is "white". ( See: 12057248.html ) If you mean what colour is a flame produced by burning lithium the answer is "red". It is used in fireworks to produce red. ( See: )

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