Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones - produce solid kidney stones. Because the...

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Week 2 Prelab 1. The mass of the artificial kidney stone needs to be measured to calculate the percent yield of our synthesis. 2. H2SO4 will interact with the anions and cations of the artificial stones. 3. The kidney stones can be dissolved by adding a strong acid. Your body physiologically dissolves a kidney stone through uric acid. 4. HCl, NaH2PO4, K2HPO4, lemon juice (homemade remedy) 5. The chelating agent (EDTA) will neutralize the cation which will dissolve calcium, which is a main component of most kidney stones. This will prevent the kidney stone from forming. 6. If you add HCl it lowers the pH and dissolves the kidney stone faster. Week 3 Postlab 4. If we did the dissolving process again, we would not have used the centrifuge method because it didn’t
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Unformatted text preview: produce solid kidney stones. Because the kidney stones were partly liquid, they dissolved very easily and the results are probably inaccurate. We would have also used the homemade remedy of lemon juice instead of celery tea. The celery seed tea didnt dissolve the stones, we think the acidic lemon juice would having worked better. 5. You can prevent kidney stone formation by eating/drinking substances that are acidic such as lemon juice. Also, limit your calcium and salt intake, which is what kidney stones are made of. Try to add more magnesium to your diet, which reduces the amount of oxalate in your body....
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