This dissertation involves a study of the collector-depressant equilibria of the flotation system potassium ethyl xanthate-potassium cyanide-molybdenite, based upon mineral-air bubble contact measurements made by a modified captive bubble technique. The Cook theory of single site free acid adsorption is used to interpret the data. The standard free energies of adsorption of ethyl xanthic acid and hydrocyanic acid on molybdenite are calculated.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Roberts, Connell Bolton, "Collector-depressant equilibria for the flotation system potassium ethyl xanthate-potassium cyanide-molybdenite" (1952). Theses and Dissertations. 8340.