Journal of Chemistry

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Volume 4 |Article ID 459181 |

S. K. Shingadia, K. K. Desai, "2-Hydroxy-5-methylbenzophenone oxime(HMBO) as an Analytical Reagent for Gravimetric Determination of Cu(II)", Journal of Chemistry, vol. 4, Article ID 459181, 6 pages, 2007.

2-Hydroxy-5-methylbenzophenone oxime(HMBO) as an Analytical Reagent for Gravimetric Determination of Cu(II)

Received13 Aug 2006
Revised11 Sep 2006
Accepted15 Oct 2006


2-Hydroxy-5-methylbenzophenone oxime (HMBO) was developed as a new analytical reagent for the gravimetric determination of divalent copper ion. In pH rang of 3.0 to 6.0, the reagent gives a buff colored precipitate with Cu(II). Job’s method and mole ratio method revealed that the stoichiometry of the complex is 1:2 (metal: ligand). Beer’s law is obeyed up to 61.25 ppm of Cu(II). Molar absorptivity and Sandell’s sensitivity at 400 nm were found to be 6.32 × 102 L mol -1 cm-1 and 0.359 μg/cm2 respectively. The stability constant of Cu(II)-HMBO complex is found to be 2.43 × 109. Gibb’s free energy change for complex formation reaction was found to be -12.88 Kcal/mol. The reagent can be used for the analysis of brass and alloy.

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