MT 100 - Total chlorides

 

Content Handbook F

 

Outline of method

The sample is heated with sodium hydroxide and excess of zinc, the liberated mercury is filtered off as a zinc amalgam, and the sodium chloride in the filtrate is determined by the Volhard method.

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Scope

The method is suitable for the determination of chloride in technical mercurial chlorides, e.g. phenylmercury(II) chloride.