Preparation No. 12Calcium Hydroxide Topical SolutionOfficial, External, USP 31FormulaIngredients OA CACaOH 3g 0.09gWater, qs ad 1000mL 30mLSlakingCaO + 5gtts H
O -> Ca(OH)
256g/mol 74 g/mol
X:56g/n :: 0.09g:74g/nX= 0.07 g of CaOSTIR FOR 15 mins.WHY??--to increase the solubility of CaOH in water**avoid too much exposure to airAVOID BUBBLES??Hydrogen + O
we were preventing the formation of CaCO
(white precipitate)FINAL RESULT:Clear solution, no bubbles inside your bottle.Add enough cold water up the brim of thecontainer.PROCEDURE:1.
Slake CaO for 5 mins.(place in mortar or evaporatin dish,sprinkle with 3-5 gtts of water, coverwith watch glass. Let it stand for 5mins.)2.
Add 30 mL cold water3.
Agitate for 30 mins in an ice bath4.
Filter, collect filtrate5.
Transfer in container (liniment bottle)6.
Add cold water up to the brim**there should be no bubbles in bottle becauseit indicates presence of carbon dioxide.Ca(OH)
ProtectiveCalcium hydroxide is less soluble in hot waterthan cold so cold purified water is the solvent.SYNONYMS:
Liquor calcisCONTAINER && STORAGE:Soln shoud be stored in well-filled, tightlystappered containers to detor te absorption of CO2 & should be kept in a cool place tomaintain an adequate concentration of dissolved solute, white clear solution.