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Manufacturing of Perchloric Acid


Kalichevsky, Vladimir Anatole (1924) Manufacturing of Perchloric Acid. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/8R89-GH11.


The object of this research was to study quantitatively possibilities of a continuous process of production of perchloric acid from nitrogen peroxide and ammonium perchlorate. Perchloric acid has many properties which make it an important acid in industrial and analytical work and its use would be much greater if its cost of production could be lowered. It is a strong monobasic acid, stable in solutions (up to 60%), has a high boiling point. There are relatively few insoluble salts (potassium, rubidium, caesium, and thallium perchlorates are only highly soluble) and the difference in solubilities of potassium and sodium perchlorates give an easy method of separation of these two metals in analytical work.

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:1 January 1924
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05052006-154839
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ID Code:1637
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Deposited On:11 May 2006
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:10

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