RE: Neutralisation of Picric acid
mike king wrote:
>You aren't really going to trust anonymous answers from an internet
>listserver on this are you?
>On 18 Mar 2002 02:01:28 -0600
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Subject: Neutralisation of Picric acid
>A question for the chemistry boffins...
>I have been informed that picric acid can be neutralised by the addition of
>either a salt solution (normal saline) or 5% Sodium Hydroxide.
>True, or am I liable to end up splattered against the walls of the lab?
>National Health Lab Service
If you add enough sodium hydroxide it will change from
being picric acid to picric alkali.
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