Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Masters of Science



First Advisor

Charles B. Hurd




This work is a continuation of an attempt to explain the Liesegang Phenomenon by using probing electrodes inside the gel. A study of what happens as one salt diffuses into a gel containing another salt with the precipitation of the reaction product in the gel, as well as the case of diffusion of a salt into a gel containing a small amount as the same salt has been made.

By the use of the probing electrodes it is possible to actually get inside the gel and in this manner observe how the concentration of the salt in the gel changes with the time. Al though there have been numerous theories for the Liesegang Rings, it was thought that this method of investigation might conclusively prove one of theories proposed or allow us to advance a new theory entirely.

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Chemistry Commons



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