Making Albumen Solution with Kodak Indicator Stop

From: Michael Koch-Schulte ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/28/05-01:54:32 AM Z
Message-id: <005a01c5f3f0$f81edd00$8800a8c0@Sweetwood>

Not having immediate access to any glacial acetic acid I substituted Kodak
Indicator Stop instead which is a 28 per cent solution instead of 99
percent. I used 5 ml in a 500 ml solution of egg albumen. I encountered no
problems with staining from the indicator or dyes used in the stop's stock
solution. I think because the amount is so small the effects are negligible.
The only ill effects were my eyes popping out of my head when I saw how long
the tonal scale was for albumen -- 2.55. One question: can someone explain
to me the purpose of acidifying the albumen solution with acetic acid?
p.s. A beneficial spin-off of making albumen is that these days I make a
mean hollandaise sauce ...
Received on Mon Nov 28 01:55:47 2005

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