Aqua regia is a Latin word which means royal or kings water. so named by alchemist because it can dissolve noble metals like gold and platinum. This article is about aqua regia process for gold dissolving and extracting. Aqua regia is a combination of HCL and HNO3. 3 parts of HCL and 1 part of HNO3 make aqua regia for gold dissolving. Let’s know about gold extraction from aqua regia.
There are many procedures for gold precipitation from aqua regia. For example, we can use Sodium metabisulfite, oxalic acid, iron and some others. But I like SMB (sodium metabisulfite) and we shall learn about this in this article. Friends, If you are new in gold recovery then you should about aqua regia status. Is aqua regia pregnant with gold or not.
Gold testing is the main part of aqua regia process. Now, the question is this, How to check gold in solution. You can use stannous chloride for the gold test. Simply take a pinch of stannous chloride and dissolve in water. Take a drop of gold solution on filter paper piece and use stannous chloride solution on it. If the color drop becomes black or dark brown then it means gold is in solution. If nothing happens then no gold in solution. Many people use a cotton bud for this test but I don’t like this. Because, why we waste a lot of gold in this.If you want to learn about Stannous Chloride then please read Gold Recovery Chemicals article. Click Next Page Button…Continue