A few days ago, I learned the lengthy process of salt analysis during my practicals. The process is based on deductive reasoning but is too lengthy.
What I am thinking is, can't it be done using the fact that all molecules have unique emission spectra? I searched for it and found that it's the same thing as the flame test which was covered in my class.
But a flame test is only used for metal ions. So, my question is: Is there a way in which I can determine the metal ion as well as the radical part(anion part) of the salt using spectroscopic methods? What equipment would I need for it?