User:Michael S. Bible/Notebook/CHEM498 POMs/2016/01/19

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Objective

Synthesize the Neodymium Nitrate variant of the Desired POM.

Protocol

  • Added 1.6090 of Potassium precursor to 40 mL of DI water.
  • Added 0.8782 g of Neodymium Nitrate hexahydrate to 20 mL of DI water.
  • Combined the two solutions above and adjusted the PH to 3.5 using 1 M NaOH.
  • Refluxed for 2 hours at 80 °C
  • Cooled solution to room temperature
  • Left solution mixing overnight

Observations

  • Initial solutions were clear and colorless, but upon mixing, a white precipitate formed and the solution became cloudy with (what is likely) suspended solid.