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Nickel dissolution (Acid/Base)
« on: May 21, 2004, 12:19:09 PM »
I'm doing a lab experiment on Nickel dissolution:

NiO + 2HCl + H2O --> NiCl2-2H2O.

This reaction is also in equilibrium with Fe, Co, Mg which react similarily with the chloride.
Even with a large concentration of Nickel and High Temperatures this reaction does not proceeds very quickly.  I'm not very familiar with catalysts and was wondering if anyone knew a good catalyst for these acid base reactions.



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Re:Nickel dissolution (Acid/Base)
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2004, 12:22:03 PM »
What is the strength of the hydrochloric acid you are using?  If it's not a high molarity, the reaction will proceed slower since there isn't a lot of HCl to react with the nickel.  If you use a more concentrated acid, I'm pretty sure it will speed up a bit.   ;D
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Re:Nickel dissolution (Acid/Base)
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2004, 06:43:19 PM »
Make sure not to use too high of a concentration, otherwise it won't react at all.  

I think HCl stops working close to 12moles per liter (12 M) according to my teacher

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