Tinaejah H.

asked • 06/13/18

Given the following goals and materials, create a procedural that would allow the completion of the goal, then briefly explain why it would work.

Goal: To identify an unknown element 
 
Materials: Lithium, Calcium, Aluminum, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Iodine, Helium 

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John M. answered • 06/13/18

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Tinaejah H.

I kind of understand but i'm really stuck on comparing the unknown. I don't get how to do that while not knowing what it is. 
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06/13/18

John M.

You know what the known elements are.  Which one does it look like?  When you mix them, do they react?  No element will react with itself.
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06/13/18

Tinaejah H.

Oh nvm I get what your saying now. Thank you 
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