Date of Award

6-1965

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

A method for determination of the dicyanoaurate and tetracyanoaurate complexes using polarography has been investigated. Whereas distinct wave forms (current-voltage plots) are obtainable, many interference problems exist. Previous work has been confirmed and new data added. Dicyanoaurate I (Au(CN)2) has been satisfactorily investigated and may be classified as a stable complex. Tetracyanoaurate III (Au(CN)4) has been investigated and must be classified as unstable. This a polarographic method of quantitative analysis for a simultaneous determination of these complexes seems remote.

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