Thursday, July 10, 2014

7/10 Amber Latona BLOG

Today I have to leave early because I have a doctor appointment.
However, I learned how to make aqua regia today. Aqua regia is a corrosive mixture of acids formed by mixing nitric acid and hydrochloric acid together. It forms a red or yellow fuming solution.
I watched Ashley make it. The reason I am using this solution is to wash my grinding materials. The acid removes all metal and extra trace amounts from my powder.
Then, I weighed out some more samples. It takes a while for each one because it is such a lengthy process. But, I only have three more to go!
Tomorrow I plan on finishing my compounds and pressing them into pellets!

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