Synthesis and infrared spectra of alkaline earth metal carbonates formed by the reaction of metal salts with urea at high temperature
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The metal carbonate, MCO3 (M = Ca, Sr and Ba), was synthesized by a novel method of reacting aqueous solution of each of Ca2+, Sr2+ and Ba2+ salts with urea at high temperature, ∼ 80°C. The reaction products were characterized through elemental analysis and infrared spectra. The infrared spectra of the products are the same as those of the corresponding commercially obtained carbonates. A general reaction describing the formation of MCO3 is proposed.
KeywordsUrea alkaline earth metals carbonates infrared spectra
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