In searching through the literature for the solubility of calcium oxalate, I came across this post https://www.researchgate.net/post/Are_there_any_organic_inorganic_solvents_for_dissolving_Ca-oxalate I am not sure where the people answering this question have gotten the information that calcium oxalate is soluble in an aqueous solution of alcohol, but I can't view the only article that I could find agreeing with them past its abstract (I can't see the full text). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/641826 Does anyone know if this is true?

  • $\begingroup$ I think it depends on what you define as "soluble." Wikipedia states that the solubility in water is 0.67 mg/L (20 °C) which should be more than the solubility would be in pure ethanol. $\endgroup$ – MaxW Dec 24 '17 at 1:45
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    $\begingroup$ Actually calcium oxalate is a lot more soluble in ethanol. $\endgroup$ – MaxW Dec 24 '17 at 2:24

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