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Center for Radiochemistry and Nuclear Materials
Department of Chemistry
Loughborough University

Learning Goals

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Explanation and Exercise Guide


Ion exchange on insoluble crystal surfaces

Experimental Procedure

Experimental procedure for determination of the specific surface are of an insoluble substance

Questions for the Students

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How to do calculations or other important aspects for the theory that is not directly related to exercise.

Safety Aspects


Scintillation vials x 2
Buchner funnel
IR lamp
Tray for transfer
Lead castle Geiger counter
Scaler timer
Clamp stand + pressure tubing
1 mL pippet
0.2 g lead sulphate
Filter paper
Al planchette x 3
1 mL tips
4.5 mL 35S saturated lead sulphate (@ 0.37 kBq per mL)

Preparation for the lab Supervisor

The preparation that the lab Supervisor needs to do to ready the lab.

Feedback from Users and Supervisors

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