Estimation of Silica content of CementAim
To estimate the silica content in the given cement sample
Crucible, Desiccator, Beaker, Water bath, No 40 Watt man filter paper, Pipette, Electric BunsenBurner, Stirrer
Given sample of Portland cement, 1:1 HCl.
1) 2 gm cement was weighed and transferred into china dish.2) 2 ml of water was added to prevent lumping.3) 10 ml of 1:1 HCl was added to this and digested for 10 minutes.4) 50 ml of water was added to it and the contents were transferred from china dish to a beaker.5) 50 ml of 1:1 HCl was again added to this beaker to make the medium acidic.6) The solution was filtered through No 40 Watt man filter paper 7) The residue was incinerated in the pre weighed crucible using an electric Bunsen burner 8) Then it was cooled in a desiccator.9) The crucible with its content was weighed.10 From the difference in the weight the amount of silica was found.
Weight of cement taken (w) = gWeight of empty crucible (a) = gWeight of silica + crucible (b) = g% of silica = ( b – a ) x100 w% of silica = ____________
The amount of silica content in cement was found to be =______________.