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Can anyone help? What would be the liquid for specific gravity
3.32 Thanks Bob Indep, Ks


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    Can anyone help? What would be the liquid for specific
gravity 3.32 Thanks Bob Indep, Ks

G’day Bob: Pure methylene iodide has a specific gravity
(density) of 3.32

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#3
Can anyone help? What would be the liquid for specific gravity
3.32 Thanks Bob Indep, Ks

Bob,

Methylene Iodide or to state its more updated name Di-Iodomethane
is most probably what you are thinking of.

best wishes

Nick
State of Bahrain


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Can anyone help? What would be the liquid for specific gravity
3.32 Thanks Bob Indep, Ks

Methylene Iodide
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#5

Hello Robert,

Methylene Iodide.
SG : 3.33

Methylene Iodide is the most useful specific gravity liquid to the
gemmologist. It possess a higher density than most of other pure
liquids, but also do have a high refractive index, RI : 1.74 which
gives its great value.

Methylene iodide diluted with Monobromonaphtalene to an SG of 3.05
will distinguished between :

  • Tourmaline, SG : 3.05, the tourmaline will suspend.
  • Nephrite Jade, SG : 3.00, nephrite will float.
  • Jadeite, SG : 3.34, jadeite will sink (very slowly).

Methylene iodide is very usefull for ‘immersion method’.

Best Regards,

Francoise.


#6

Hi Bob,

 What would be the liquid for specific gravity 3.32<<

3.32 SG liquid is pure methylene iodide. The others in a typical
SG set, 2.57, 2.62, 2.67 & 3.05, are mixtures of methylene iodide &
benzyl benzoate. There’s an aroma to most of them that alot of
folks find offensive. The lower SG’s, 2.57-2.67, have a tendency to
darken with age. A few small pieces of copper in each container
helps prevent the darkening.

Dave


#7

Greetings Robert

I have been sitting in the background watching after having to
replace a HD going down with everything on it.

Your question on SG the one you are looking for is Methylene
Iodide with a SG of 3.32.

Best wishes

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