You currently see two colors that are two similar (dark yellow and orange) in a flame test lab. And also you have a hard time differentiating the colors, what is an alternative to distinguish the two compounds?
I thought that it was because if you use a wooden splint to dip it into the chemicals, you accidentally combust it causing the inaccuracy and also the source of the flame is blue making it hard to see, thus you use a metal wire and dip that and put it just so slightly on top of the flame to not mix the blue color of the butane flame and the flame that came with the chemicals on the wire. Also to use a digital spectrometer for more accuracy
Am i right about my answer?
Let's say that you are using reusable metal loops instead of wooden splints, and you were doing two flame tests of the same chemical and you get different colors, what is the error and the reason?
I was really confused, maybe because for one of them you placed it too far from the flame source and for the other you placed it too close to the flame source?