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Observations on the Interaction of Ion Exchange Resins with Some Cupric Compounds


Ferington, Thomas Edwin (1952) Observations on the Interaction of Ion Exchange Resins with Some Cupric Compounds. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/CMRX-8587.


The interaction of the Sulfonic Acid Resin, Nalcite HCR, with CuII halide solutions was studied in hope of obtaining dissociation constants for the complex ions CuX+. The fact that CuX+ is absorbed by the resin to an appreciable extent prevented the attainmnet of this goal. It was found in the case of CuF+ that the complex ion is absorbed even more strongly than Cu++. The presence of a Cu++-F- complex was indicated by spectrophotometric observations.

The action of the carboxylic acid resin, IRC - 50 was studied in a column. It was found that the volume of the resin in the Cu++ salt form depended on the salt with which the resin was treated. In the case of solutions of Cu(OAc)2 it was found that Cu(OAc)+ was taken into the resin as well as Cu++.

A titration curve for IRC - 50 with NaOH in solutions of ionic strength one is given.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Davidson, Norman R.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1951
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10162017-102130831
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ID Code:10518
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:16 Oct 2017 19:34
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