Mond process

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A method of obtaining pure nickel by heating the impure metal in a stream of carbon monoxide at 50–60°C. Volatile nickel carbonyl (Ni(CO)4) is formed, and this can be decomposed at higher temperatures (180°C) to give pure nickel. The method was invented by the German-British chemist Ludwig Mond (1839–1909).

Subjects: Chemistry.

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