Synthesis of Molybdenum blue

10 g of molybdenum trioxide is suspended in a solution of 50 mL of water and 10 mL of concentrated hydrochloric acid, whereto 5 g of zinc granules are added. The mixture is allowed to stand overnight and then filtered, washed with water and dried in a desiccator.

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The reaction taking a place

The dried product

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