Borax bead test

From WebRef.org
Revision as of 15:12, 6 July 2021 by Webref (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigationJump to search Coated Citric Acid

A chemical test to disclose the presence of certain metals in a sample. A clear glassy bead of borax fused in a wire loop will react chemically with the salts of certain metals and yield colors that help to identify the metal; e.g., manganese compounds produce a violet bead, cobalt produces a deep blue, etc. See also: blowpiping
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


Sponsor: Any 10 Greeting Cards for just 9 with Whistlefish