Conclusion the experiment to test how to isolate and

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Conclusion The experiment to test how to isolate and separate metal cations in an aqueous solution succeeded. A process to separate metal cations was determined and executed successfully. From this, a visual representation of a flow chart was created to express the order in which reagents should be added to isolate the target cations. This information was then used to determine which cations were present in an unknown aqueous solution. All of the goals of the experiment were met and performed successfully. At the end of the experiment, it was
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determined that in the 2b test tube of unknown solution, the Hg I, Fe III, and Cd II cations were present. To avoid any problems that the centrifuge could have caused, there could be a set time to centrifuge the solutions to separate the precipitate. Using one that does not wobble or have a difficulty closing would create much safer results. The timer would have consistency with every tube and make sure of compete separation. One real life application for this is when metal cation concentrations need to be tested in a body of water. This procedure can be very useful to the engineers who need to test the contaminants of drinking water. Another could be when trying to find if certain cations are affecting a blood sample or any body fluid so the sample is take to find the cation that should not be there. References 1. Brown, Theodore L., et al. Chemistry: The Central Science . 12th ed. Glenview: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2012. Print.
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