Is sodium hydroxide needed for the Ammonia Distillation?

Document ID

Document ID TE6437

Published Date

Published Date 13/03/2017
Question
Is sodium hydroxide needed for the Ammonia Distillation?
Summary
Sodium hydroxide is not needed for ammonia distillation
Answer
In some older versions of the ammonia distillation procedure, 5N sodium hydroxide is listed as an optional reagent. However, this is a mistake as it is not needed (it is not mentioned anywhere the procedure).