Liquified gold chloride

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  1. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I have some gold chloride that has deliquesced. Is there any problem with using it in this form? Is there any reason I wouldn't be able to draw it up with a syringe or dropper and weigh it as I would in its solid form? Should I transfer it to a glass container?
     
  2. Barry S

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    It should be fine. Gold chloride is very hygroscopic, so what you're seeing isn't unusual. Just make sure you base your dilutions on the original weight of the material.