Mrs. Banner’s Chemistry class at West Forest High School is conducting a flame test on different compounds to observe the color of light emitted for specific metals. This lab kicks off the class’s study of the electromagnetic spectrum. In chemistry, it’s important to learn how different forms of electromagnetic radiation interact with atoms and molecules. From these interactions, a chemist can get information about a molecule’s structure, as well as the types of chemical bonds it contains.
Shown in the foreground are Mitchell Bawden and Zachary Carll; Daniel Custer is observing in the background.