This work is a study of the analytical applications of the chromatographic method, particularly as applied to inorganic qualitative analysis. It is divided into four parts as follows: (a) The main part of the work is a search of the common laboratory reagents, likely to be found in any beginning qualitative analysis laboratory, with the purpose of finding the best reagents for developing an invisible chromatogram on an adsoption column of activated alumina. For the most part, only inorganic reagents were used, but in special cases, a few of the more common orgaic reagents were used. (b) An evaluation of active magnesia as an adsorbent for inorganic qualitative analysis. (c) A comparison of the relative adsoptive power of various samples of alumina with the adsorptive power of some commercially available activated magnesias. (d) A study of the effect of temperature upon the order of cation adsorption on a column of activated alumina.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Beck, Sidney Marion, "A study of chromatographic adsorption analysis and its application to inorganic qualitative analysis" (1948). Theses and Dissertations. 8163.
Adsorption, Chemistry, Analytic, Qualitative