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
> 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?
>Mike Kirby.
>National Health Lab Service

If you add enough sodium hydroxide it will change from
being picric acid to picric alkali.


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