I am an undergraduate student working on a small project in which I
extract collagen from bones and teeth in order to perform isotopic
analysis. I am having trouble determining whether or not some of the teeth
that I am working on are demineralized. I am treating them with 0.3 M HCl. I
know that bones are demineralized when they appear to be spongy, or
completely soft. Is that true with teeth? I am also worried that I could be
demineralizing too long (is that possible?).
Thanks for your time,
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