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 

1 Expert Answer


John M. answered • 06/13/18

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BS in Chemistry with HS Teaching Experience

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. 


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.


Tinaejah H.

Oh nvm I get what your saying now. Thank you 


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