Ion Tests

Specification Point 9.1C:
  • Explain why the test for any ion must be unique
  • Ions are charged atoms, molecules or particles.
  • The chemical identity of ions is determined using various types of tests, depending on the charge, state and nature of the ion.
  • The tests are investigative in nature, and used to identity the composition of an unknown compound by identifying the ions present.
  • Each test must therefore be unique, that is to say that the test gives an easy-to-observe result that is specific to the ion present.
  • If this isn’t the case then the ion tests will not serve their purpose.

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