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Vikram Eagam Jin Kim Marcus Ryan Knowlton Prithvi Mavuri Capstone Project Analysis of Lead in Paint Chips For the final project, we plan to analyze the lead content in provided paint chips. Lead precipitates out of water when the pH level of water is basic (usually above 7.5). We plan to mix water with a strong base to create a solution of water with a pH level higher than 7. Then we place the paint in
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Unformatted text preview: the basic solution and lead will surface. We will then take the precipitated lead and measure it. The materials we would need are beakers, a strong base, distilled water, and tongs and other scooping materials to get the precipitated lead out. We will use different types of paint chips and preferably older ones to see if more lead was used in older paints than newer ones....
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