On This Day In Chemistry

September 25th

Charles Hatchett published a method for separating iron (Fe) from manganese (Mn) on this day in 1813

The method from this English chemist, which used water, ammonia and muriatic acid, was simpler than other popular methods of extracting manganese metal from its ore. Manganese is used in important alloys, and one of its oxides, permanganate, is used in analysis such as redox titrations.
 

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