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Help With Isolating Potassium
« on: April 03, 2004, 01:43:01 AM »
  I have acquired KOH chips and I have been trying to isolate the potassium through electrolysis.  Once I melted the KOH and started the process, the liquid started to turn blue.  Was that potassium forming?



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Re:Help With Isolating Potassium
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2004, 02:46:39 AM »
Try switching your electrodes.

KOH flakes? That's an expensive way to do it, much cheaper to use pellets I would imagine.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2004, 03:33:23 AM by Mitch »
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