Authors: Huda S. Alhasan, Nadiyah Alahmadi

Principles of Qualitative Inorganic Analysis: Precipitation,Separation and Identification of Cations

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ISBN: 978-981-14-9262-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-9263-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898114926311210101


This book provides notes for basic laboratory experiments in qualitative analysis of cations. The book introduces readers to basic methods and laboratory safety. Subsequent chapters cover six groups of cations. Each chapter explains important details that are required to understand how a particular analytical method works for detecting cations in samples, starting from sedimentation and ending with the identification.

Key Features:

- Simple, reader friendly format

- introductory notes and summary

- Covers several groups of metals

- Appendix for handy reference with tables and references

This is a useful textbook for early chemistry students and teachers as it equips the readers with sufficient information required to analyze chemical samples and deduce the presence of specific cations as part of laboratory coursework.


In this practical book, we tried to complete the basics of analytical chemistry. The first chapter describes the laboratory methods and chemical safety with an explanation of how to write the laboratory report. The next five chapters follow the detection of acidic fissures in simple solid compounds or in mixtures. It provides the most important interactions of common cations, which are divided into five groups depending on solubility in a particular solvent. We have taken into consideration the presentation of this book for a student with a detailed explanation of the theoretical basis for each group, which is carried out by the student so that he can recognize the importance of practical experiments and their relationship with theoretical study, while Chapter VII has included observations and general questions. This book is important for undergraduate students (the first class) for each Faculty of Science and some departments of the faculties of engineering and all faculties of the medical group as well as medical institutes. Therefore, we considered writing this book, which is a modest effort to advance the wheel of authorship in the Arab world, in general, and Iraq and Saudi Arabia in particular.

In conclusion, I would like to thank the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the University of Babylon/ Environmental Research and Studies Centre in Iraq, and the University of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for providing opportunities to write this book and their continued support for scientific and educational studies.

Huda Alhasan
Environmental Research and Studies Centre
University of Babylon
Babylon, Hilla


Nadiyah Alahmadi
University of Jeddah, College of Science
Department of Chemistry
Saudi Arabia


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