MT 68 -Total chlorides

 

Content Handbook F

 

Outline of method

The material is dissolved in ethanol, diluted with water, and the chloride determined by titration with silver nitrate.

68.2 Chlorides in technical mercurial compounds

Heat the sample with sodium hydroxide and zinc metal, filter off the liberated mercury as a zinc amalgam, and determine the chloride in the filtrate by the Volhard method

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Scope

68.2 Chlorides in technical mercurial compounds

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