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    Stupid Sodium Chloride question.

    Hello Everyone,

    I have a stupid little question about soium Chloride, I would like to prepare by myself my palladium solution and one chemical is Sodium Chloride, yesterday I found my old chemical book and I looked out this chemical. With my surprise it is the salt to cook.
    When you mix palladium solution, which salt do you use?
    A sodium Chloride that you could buy in a chemicals store or you do in your kitchen?

    Excuse me for my stupid question, but I'm thinking to mix with my salt the palladium........

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    Don't use kitchen salt because it contains much more things than sodium chloride, you have better time to use some pure one from a chemical or drug store.
    It's really cheap but you don't want to spoil your Palladium solution, isn't it ?

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    I have use pickling salt - though it is not pure.

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    Stick to buying it from the chemical suppliers, it's purer. Off the top of my head, I don't recall what else the kitchen salt has in it after it is iodized, but you used to see table salt shown with the word iodized on the outside of the container. I'd have to dig in my chem books (which I'd have to dig out after I decluttered recently).
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    They put gorp (aluminum and ferrous salts) in there for flow control and clumping. Don't skimp for palladium.
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    I use Morton's Kosher Salt. It works fine.
    I just want to feel nostalgic like I used to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    I use Morton's Kosher Salt. It works fine.
    So glad you posted this Clay, seems like in the last few months Jorge had posted he used pickling salt .... maybe even Mortons, and I figure his stuff looked good enough.
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    Kosher salt does not have the iodine added, but it still may have some anit-caking compunds. Regardless, it's what I use, and have never had any trouble with it. That is, when I'm using sodium chloride, which isn't too often these days.


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    I often use white Hawai'ian sea salt for albumen printing. Sea salts contain other minerals that give them their distinctive flavors, and they can affect the tone in subtle ways. On the one hand, they are not an absolutely consistent material like reagent grade NaCl, but non-uniformity can be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Mutmansky
    Kosher salt does not have the iodine added, but it still may have some anit-caking compunds. Regardless, it's what I use, and have never had any trouble with it. That is, when I'm using sodium chloride, which isn't too often these days.


    ---Michael
    OK Michael, I'll bite...what are you using in place of NaCl? Reason I ask is just mixed a batch of PdCl using LiCl, so just curious what others are using.
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