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Reaction of lithium hexafluorogermanate with hydrogen fluoride solutions


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    A study was made of the isothermal solubility of lithium hexafluorogermanate in concentrated hydrogen fluoride solutions.

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    The solubility of Li2GeF6 in anhydrous hydrogen fluoride is 2.51%.

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    A decrease in the hydrogen fluoride concentration in the system Li2GeF6-HF-H2O leads to an irreversible transformation of the phases in the system with the deposition of lithium fluoride in the precipitate.

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    The deposition of LiF in the solid phase at HF concentrations ≤60% must be explained as being due to the sharp reduction in the solubility of lithium fluoride in aqueous HF solutions when compared with its solubility in 100% HF.

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Tychinskaya, I.I., Opalovskii, A.A. & Nikolaev, N.S. Reaction of lithium hexafluorogermanate with hydrogen fluoride solutions. Russ Chem Bull 14, 725–727 (1965).

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  • Hydrogen
  • Lithium
  • Fluoride
  • Concentrate Hydrogen
  • Fluoride Concentration