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Purification of sodium chloride

  1. May 23, 2004 #1
    How do we separate Sodium from a mixture of sodium chloride and water soluble impurities?
     
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  3. May 24, 2004 #2
    Sodium? As in Na? In water? HA!

    2Na + 2H2O --> 2NaOH + H2

    ie. Sodium doesn't exist in water because it will react with it.
     
  4. May 24, 2004 #3

    Monique

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    No, he mentioned from NaCl, which is a salt and not from the metal Na :)
     
  5. May 25, 2004 #4
    ha

    What other water impurities? You must specify otherwise we will not stroke your rod with much efficiency.
     
  6. May 25, 2004 #5
    Use an ion exchange resin.
     
  7. May 26, 2004 #6
    Thanks Monique

    Thanks Monique, you clarified my question but still i cant find any answer to my question.
     
  8. May 26, 2004 #7

    Monique

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    I think you need to clarify your goal a little bit, you want to get rid of the Na+ or you want to isolate Na+.. there is a difference :)
     
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