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i was melting some salt and some of it turned flurescent red? Answered

i was melting some salt using a pencil butane torch to test how hotsalt needs to be to melt in practical, and i noticed something odd as i was melting it, and that thing was that there were some flurenscent red dots appearing on the molten salt, what were these? was it metal sodium? or sodium oxide?

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Burf
Burf

Best Answer 10 years ago

Likely it was impurities in the salt. They could be either organic or inoganic. If its iodized salt, probably iodine.

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oldmanbeefjerky
oldmanbeefjerky

Answer 10 years ago

thank you for answring my question so soon heres a best answer