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What is Lugol and what is it used for?

Postby har0bed1813 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:22 pm

What is Lugol and what is it used for? Someone suggested using Lugol for my photosynthesis/glucose in plants question, but they failed to mention what it is. I already asked my biology teacher, but he didn't know...
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:21 pm

I am surprised your bio teacher did not know. Lugol consist of a solution saturated in Iodine ions. It also contains K ions. It stains starch in black-blue. It is highly used
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Postby har0bed1813 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:53 pm

Yeah.. we in the netherlands call it something else.. Kaliumoplossing, I think.. thanx
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