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Seperation and Qualitative Determination of Cations and Anions

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Publication 11208

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Much of laboratory chemistry is focused on the question of how much of a given substance is contained in a sample. Sometimes, however, the focus shifts to what substances are in the sample, rather than their quantity. The purpose of qualitative analysis is to identify a series of either cations or anions in a solution through a sequence of chemical reactions and separation procedures.