Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
Print version ISSN 0103-5053
On-line version ISSN 1678-4790
PRASAD, Shiva; LEITE, Valderí D.; SANTANA, Renato A.C. de and BRITO, Joelma B.. Electrometric investigations on formation of lanthanum molybdates as a function of Ph. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2004, vol.15, n.2, pp.246-252. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532004000200014.
The precise nature of the reaction between lanthanum nitrate and sodium molybdate at specific pH levels 7.6, 5.5 and 4.1 has been studied by means of electrometric techniques involving potentiometric and conductometric titrations, in aqueous and alcoholic media using each reagent as titrant. Well-defined breaks and inflections in the titration curves provide cogent evidence for formation and precipitation of lanthanum normal-La2O3.3MoO3, para- La2O3.7MoO3 and octa-2 La2O3.24MoO3 molybdates in the vicinity of pH 5.9, 4.8 and 4.2, respectively. Analytical investigations of the precipitates of lanthanum molybdates have also been carried out, which substantiate the results of the electrometric study.
Keywords : molybdates; lanthanum molybdates; electrometry.