how would you isolate chemical elements.

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Beaconator, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Beaconator Registered Senior Member

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    In trying to experiment with nearly half the periodic table of elements. How would I go about separating them into about a mole of each one. I'm interested in the process of purifying each individually.
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    You would have to consider each of them individually. It would take a paragraph to explain how for each one. You can find a lot of the relevant information here: https://ptable.com

    Happy reading.
     
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  5. Beaconator Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks this is actually helpful. Mostly electrolysis, chemical separation, and charcoal absorption at high temperatures for noble gasses.
     
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  7. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Not quite. Noble gases are mostly obtained by low temperature liquefaction of air or other gas mixtures and then fractionation. But isolation of alkali metals and halogens certainly makes extensive use of electrolysis, and some alkaline earths and (famously) aluminium are also produced this way.
     

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