i got question in an assignment where i have to design a method to find mass ratios of X to Cl in a substance XCl. (X is obviously a group 1 cation, eg K, Na, Cs, ect.). so the substance is one of a few things
my thoughts on this is that I find out the weight of either Cl or X in a certain amount of the substance and from this this a ratio can easily be determined. so if i got 10 g of the substance and knew that 6 grams of it was Cl, through a test, then i could determine that X is Na or something like that But how??? i dont know anything about titration although i have red it can be used to do this
also i have red about a flame test which can be used to determine this same thing but doesnt give definite answers. eg, Cs and K produce a very similar flame color which makes it hard to tell which element it is
so can someone help me? is there a method that can do this
note: i have only been doing chem (yr 11) for a couple months so if you go super indepth to a uni level then i dont think i could follow.