Accession Number : ADA322364

Title :   Determination of Small Amounts of Uranium by the Polarographic Method,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Kilner, Scott B.

PDF Url : ADA322364

Report Date : NOV 1942

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : There are two analytical problems in the purification of the uranium. The first is the determination of small amounts of uranium in the ferric hydroxide precipitate, and the other is the examination of the solution remaining after the precipitation of the ammonium uranate for any unprecipitated uranium. In both of these cases any uranium will be present in very small amounts, and will have a large excess of other ions. A method has been published, for determining uranium in the ferric hydroxide precipitate polarographically, which is claimed to be sensitive to 0.1% uranium in ferric hydroxide. It has been found possible to determine approximately 50 micrometers/cc of uranium, and by using enough ferric hydroxide to give a final solution nearly saturated with ferrous chloride, it should be possible to detect as little as one part in ten thousand of uranium in ferric hydroxide and estimate it to within approximately 20%. The presence of 10 micrometers/cc of uranium can be noticed if the run is carefully made, which means that one thousandth of a per cent of uranium can be detected in the ferric hydroxide precipitate.

Descriptors :   *IRON COMPOUNDS, *URANIUM, *POLAROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, IONS, SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), PURIFICATION, PRECIPITATION, CHLORIDES, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, HYDROXIDES, ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, PRECIPITATES, URANATES.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE