Date of Award

Spring 5-1956

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Doctor F.A. Hames

Second Advisor

Professor R.I. Smith

Third Advisor

Doctor Koch


Certain properties of mercury, such as its affinity for other metals, its high hydrogen overpotential, and its unique liquid state, have made its use desirable for many applications in the fields of physical and process metallurgy. Though considerable research has been done on mercury amalgams, only comparatively recently has it been shown that mercury amalgams follow certain definite laws with regard to phase exchange phenomena and electrochemical properties. It is now possible to predict, with considerable accuracy, the results of amalgam reactions.

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