Author Topic: lead acetate/calcium acetate synth  (Read 817 times)

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lead acetate/calcium acetate synth
« on: February 26, 2003, 10:52:00 AM »
Does anyone have any references/recipes for the preparation of lead acetate and/or calcium acetate?  Not much info. availabe through TFSE.  Thanks.


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Lead and Calcium Acetate
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2003, 01:11:00 PM »
Lead Acetate is not recommended- because of the lead obviously.  Calcium hydroxide is a white solid. You may have seen cartons containing it in a garden shop, under the name of "slaked lime" or "hydrated lime", where it is sold as a soil conditioner.

Calcium hydroxide can be formed by adding water to calcium oxide. The effect of this is shown on these pages. It is a reaction that gives out considerable amounts of heat.

Neutralizing this Calcium hydroxide with Vinegar (weak solution of acetic acid) gives Calcium acetate which after evaporation of the remaining water can be removed.


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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2003, 04:00:00 PM »

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(Elementary: "Pyrolysis (Dry Distillation) Q's", Chemistry Discourse)