CAUTION: This Activity needs the teacher’s assistance.
Take some carbon compounds (naphthalene, camphor, alcohol) one by one on a spatula and burn
Observe the nature of the flame and note whether smoke is produced.
- Camphor & Naphthalene are unsaturated hydrocarbons. So they burn with yellow flame and leave residues.
- Alcohol is saturated and burns with clean blue flame.
Place a metal plate above the flame. Is there a deposition on the plate in case of any of the compounds?