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peterspm May 24th 2018 08:13 AM

aqua regia from HCL and sulfuric acid?
 
i have 4 l of spring water, 200 ml clear concentrated HCL (muriatic acid), and 20-100 ml clear concentrated sulfuric acid (H2S04). is there a way to turn the sulfuric acid to nitric acid so i have aqua regia?
total newbie

oz93666 May 25th 2018 12:08 AM

the sulphuric acid needs to be VERY concentrated . it should move like oil .... if it looks and moves around like water it's too dilute ...battery acid is too dilute ......

put some on a sugar cube and 98% concentrated sulphuric acid will turn it into charcoal ... see Youtube

If you can get come of this 98% sulphuric acid it will react with potassium or sodium nitrate , heat the mixture and nitric acid will boil off and can be collected in a cooled container .

Elric May 29th 2018 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by peterspm (Post 153327)
i have 4 l of spring water, 200 ml clear concentrated HCL (muriatic acid), and 20-100 ml clear concentrated sulfuric acid (H2S04). is there a way to turn the sulfuric acid to nitric acid so i have aqua regia?
total newbie


Nope. You need a nitrate salt. As the poster above me mentioned. Do you have a way to do distillations? If you do, then you can make you’re HNO3 and mix with you’re HCl to get the desired product.

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