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On This Day – September 25 : Charles Hatchett published a method for separating iron (Fe) from manganese (Mn) on this day in 1813

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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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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar