"The electrolytic determination of lead is one of the most used methods, particularly for control work and where large numbers of analyses have to be run each day. The method is adopted because of its simplicity and because of the small amount of the chemist's time required. It is particularly suited for the determination of small amounts of lead. However, it has been noted that deviations from certain conditions produce results which vary widely from the actual amount of lead present, though results which check with each other may be obtained. Certain elements interfere with the determination and must be absent or present only in small amounts...This investigation was suggested by the fact that students in the laboratory, working by the accepted procedure, obtained such varying results that the determination had to be abandoned. the writer, although he had run thousands of electrolytic leads in a commercial laboratory, had the same trouble and could not obtain correct results. This failure suggested an investigation to determine the reasons for the trouble and the correct conditions for the analysis"--Introduction, page 3-4.
Schrenk, Walter T.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
i, 50 pages, graphs
© 1930 Philip Hall Delano, All rights reserved.
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Lead -- Electrometallurgy
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Delano, Philip Hall, "A study of the electrolytic determination of lead" (1930). Masters Theses. 4699.