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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 10:33


Interesting indeed. I didn't know that sodium amalgam could be made by electrolyzing aqueous NaCl! I may never buy sodium again...
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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 10:40


I was thinking same. I wonder if the mercury could be removed from the amalgam by distillation?



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[*] posted on 1-1-2015 at 10:48


I presume so, but using the amalgam "as is" seems equally viable.
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[*] posted on 2-1-2015 at 04:52


Quote: Originally posted by Magpie  
I was thinking same. I wonder if the mercury could be removed from the amalgam by distillation?


Yes, of course. But here the object is simply to recycle both the mercury AND the Na (as NaOH), not to prepare Na metal.




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