A Flame Emission Interference in the Atomic Absorption Determination of Calcium

Authors: Marinković, M.1; Slevin, P. J.2; Vickers, T. J.2

Source: Applied Spectroscopy, Volume 25, Issue 3, Pages 293-383 (May/June 1971) , pp. 372-374(3)

Publisher: Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Buy & download fulltext article:


Price: $29.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Calcium is reported to be the element most frequently determined by atomic absorption, and the nitrous oxide–acetylene flame is recommended for this determination. We wish to point out a condition in which the strong calcium atomic emission from this high temperature flame markedly reduces the sensitivity of the atomic absorption determination and causes bending of the absorption analytical curve.

Keywords: Atomic absorption; Calcium; Emission interference

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1366/000370271779949212

Affiliations: 1: Department of Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306; present address: The Boris Kidrič Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 2: Department of Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306

Publication date: May 1, 1971

More about this publication?
Related content



Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content

Text size:

A | A | A | A
Share this item with others: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. print icon Print this page