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Ananya Shree

Class 11th
Chemistry
6 months ago

Beryllium and magnesium do not give colour to flame whereas other alkaline earth metals do so. Why?

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Muskan Anand

6 months ago

Be and Mg have small atomic size and high ionization energies when compared to other alkaline earth metals. The energy of flame is not sufficient to excite the electrons of Be and Mg to higher energy level. Hence, Be and Mg do not give any color in Bunsen flame.

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