Mike, I use slightly different numbers than the ones you posted. Based on the common formula 2 LiCl for every 1 PdCl2 that works out to 84.8 g (LiCl) to 177.31 g (PdCl2). or in smaller amounts and rounding a little, 1.2g (LiCl) for each 2.5 g PdCl2. 1.7 to 2.3 seems way off. LiCl will take on moisture so that could be a saftey factor, but still represents an unbalanced equation.
Originally Posted by photomc
as for volume, I mix mine to a .7M solution so that only goes in to make 20ml. Where is the harm in mixing with too much salt? With lithium I have never mixed it that far off, but with a NaCl mixture it produces slower printing times. I know those are the numbers (or very close to them) that are published Zia amounts but they don't jive with the number one should be using to be consistant with sodium or ammonium based palladium printing salts.
It is best to error on the side of a little too much NaCl, NH4Cl, or LiCl because without their presence, the PdCl2 can not get into solution.