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2.6.

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AOAC Official Method 937.02
Magnesium (Water-Soluble) in Fertilizers
First Action 1937
Final Action 1966
(a) In potassiummagnesium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and
kieserite.Weigh 1 g test portion into 250 mL volumetric flask, add
200 mL H2O, and boil 30 min. Cool, dilute to volume with H2O, and
mix. If determination is to be conducted gravimetrically, 937.01
(see 2.6.19), or volumetrically, 940.01A, see 2.125, 11th Ed.
(b) In other materials, including mixed fertilizers.Weigh 1 g
test portion into 500 mL volumetric flask, add 350 mL H2O, and boil
1 h. Cool, dilute to volume, mix, and filter if necessary. If determina-
tion is to be conducted gravimetrically, 937.01 (see 2.6.19), or
volumetrically, 940.01A, see 2.125, 11th Ed.
(c) By EDTA method.Transfer aliquot solution prepared as in
(a) or (b) to beaker and determine Mg as in 964.01D (see 2.6.18), us-
ing HCl or KOH to adjust pH.
References: JAOAC 20, 252(1937); 22, 270(1939);
23, 249(1940); 24, 268(1941); 25, 326(1942).

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