Zirconium arsenates and their ion exchange behaviour Academic Article uri icon


  • When aqueous solutions of Zr(IV) compounds are allowed to react with arsenate ion, amorphous gels of variable composition are obtained. However, a crystalline zirconium monohydrogen arsenate is obtained on refluxing the gels in a strongly acid (HNO3) solution of arsenic acid. The crystalline arsenate is isomorphous with crystalline zirconium monohydrogen phosphate and exhibits quite similar ion exchange behaviour. Some comments on the mechanism of exchange are presented based on structural considerations. © 1968.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Clearfield, A., Smith, G. D., & Hammond, B.

citation count

  • 28

publication date

  • January 1968