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Published in Journal of the American Chemical Society 73 (1951), pp. 1867-1869.


Although there are some data in the literature for the solubility of uranyl nitrate in water, the discrepancy of these data indicated the necessity for a check on the measurements. We have measured the solubility from the incongruent melting point of the hexahydrate at about 60° to the melting point of the dihydrate at 184°. Our results show a lower solubility than that given in most of the earlier data and also indicate an incongruent melting point for the trihydrate rather than the congruent point inferred in some of the previous work. The system is thermally stable up to the revised melting point of the dihydrate. Above this point decomposition of the nitrate ion occurs.