Related to Flame reaction: flame spectrum
|(Chem.)||a method of testing for the presence of certain elements by the characteristic color imparted to a flame; as, sodium colors a flame yellow, potassium violet, lithium crimson, boracic acid green, etc. Cf. Spectrum analysis, under Spectrum.|
See also: Flame
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.