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Determination of acidity of paraffin wax

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    The error has been determined in the water extraction method of determination of acidity of paraffin wax, and it has been demonstrated that this method cannot be used for the quantitative assessment of the content of sulfuric acid or alkali in wax finished by the sulfuric acid treating process.

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    Two methods have been studied for the quantitative determination of wax acidity. The advisability of using the GOST 5985-59 procedure has been demonstrated for the determination of microquantities of sulfuric acid or alkali present in paraffin wax.

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    A. P. Kreshkov, Principles of Analytical Chemistry [in Russian], Goskhimizdat (1961), Chapter I.

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    B. M. Rybak, Analysis of Petroleum and Petroleum Products [in Russian], Gostoptekhizdat (1962).

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    GOST [All-Union State Standard], 5985-59.

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Translated from Khimiya i Tekhnologiya Topliv i Masel, No. 6, pp. 57–59, June, 1972.

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Glukhov, V.S., Lapitskaya, O.I., Zosimov, E.V. et al. Determination of acidity of paraffin wax. Chem Technol Fuels Oils 8, 468–470 (1972).

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  • Acidity
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Paraffin
  • Extraction Method
  • Quantitative Determination