Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM E75-76(2004)

Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Nickel and Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloys (Withdrawn 2010)

Significance and Use

These test methods for the chemical analysis of metals and alloys are primarily intended to test such materials for compliance with compositional specifications. It is assumed that all who use these test methods will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory.


1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical analysis of copper-nickel and copper-nickel-zinc alloys having chemical compositions within the following limits:

Includes cobalt.

In the case of copper-base alloys containing 5 % and over of zinc, the zinc is usually calculated by difference.

ElementConcentration Range,%
Copper40 and over
Nickel10 to 50
Zinc0 to 40
Lead0 to 15
Tin0 to 10
Iron0.00 to 2
Manganese0.00 to 2
Cobalt0.00 to 0.5

Whenever possible the technique and procedures for analysis should be checked against a National Institute of Standards and Technology standard sample having a composition comparable to the material being analyzed.

1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:

Periodate (Photometric)Method
Alpha-Nitroso-Beta-Naphthol Method26 to 28
Nitroso-R-Salt (Photometric) Method29 to 37
Copper, or Copper and Lead Simultaneously, by the Electrolytic Method2a
Dichromate Method38 to 40
Thiocyanate (Photometric)Method2a
Salicylate (Photometric)Method2a
Electrolytic Method12 to 15
Sulfate Method2 b
Persulfate Method2 b
59 to 66
Nickel by the Dimethylglyoxime Method2a
Tin by the Iodimetric Titration Method2b
Zinc by the Oxide or Ferrocyanide Method 2a

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For precautions to be observed in these test methods, refer to Practices E 50.

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