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Copper Acetate synthesis:
Some coiled telephone wire in a test tube filled with glacial Acetic Acid ...
27-12-2013 at 15:37
by: Arthur Dent
Recovery of gold using HCl + H2O2
I don't believe it can, only Aqua Regia (25% Nitric Acid/75% Hydrochloric Acid) can dissolve Platinu ...
24-11-2013 at 15:46
by: Arthur Dent
Making Copper Acetate?
I like the Copper Carbonate method, even if it's a bit labour intensive.

After dissolving pure c ...
18-11-2013 at 05:46
by: Arthur Dent
Recovery of gold using HCl + H2O2
Another source of Sodium Metabisulfite (or alternately, Potassium Metabisulfite, both work equally w ...
18-11-2013 at 05:11
by: Arthur Dent
Safety equipment
Not as elaborate as the eye wash station, a plain "eye bath" kit is only a few bucks and always a go ...
3-11-2013 at 09:02
by: Arthur Dent
Epson printer heads question
Thanks for the suggestions, guys!

So I decided to try a 3-punch approach. I've let sit the print ...
20-5-2013 at 09:40
by: Arthur Dent
Epson printer heads question
Wasn't sure if it's the right subforum for this question but here goes...

I have a very expensive ...
19-5-2013 at 07:27
by: Arthur Dent
Looking for nitrates
@ Erbium_Iodine_Carbon

Beware of the dollar store cold-packs. Many did indeed contain nearly pur ...
11-2-2013 at 07:16
by: Arthur Dent
possibly dumb question: Food safety of unknown glassware
When I started doing basic chemistry, my main purposes were distillation of spirits and working with ...
11-2-2013 at 06:41
by: Arthur Dent
Sodium Chromate from stainless stell 18/10
Yup, as blogfast25 mentioned, dissolution and recrystallisation of those lovely crystals will probab ...
20-10-2012 at 10:45
by: Arthur Dent
Distillig ethanol from corn mash. Help?
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Better yet, use a knit copper mesh (as can b ...
13-10-2012 at 07:12
by: Arthur Dent
Distillig ethanol from corn mash. Help?
Interesting thing about the copper reacting with the Ethanol vapors... I also have an all-glass dist ...
13-10-2012 at 05:09
by: Arthur Dent
cheapest aluminium metal sources?
I have literally a drawer-full of aluminium heat sinks from various defunct audio devices and comput ...
4-10-2012 at 04:54
by: Arthur Dent
Pipetting 100% nitric acid
I second the pasteur pipette idea. If you don't have one, a medium glass capillary tube can be heate ...
4-10-2012 at 04:30
by: Arthur Dent
Fogging Glass with NaOH?
Safety glasses and proper face shields are usually made of polycarbonate plastic, they will protect ...
24-9-2012 at 04:28
by: Arthur Dent
Detritus posts: A suggestion...
Okay, fair point. But at no time did censorship cross my mind, it was more of a punitive gesture for ...
12-9-2012 at 09:02
by: Arthur Dent
How pure is denatured alcohol?
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In Quebec you can get Alcool. Who would want to ...
12-9-2012 at 04:31
by: Arthur Dent
Detritus posts: A suggestion...
Hi folks and wise moderators... ;)

I always have a good chuckle looking at the dweeb/moron/cook p ...
10-9-2012 at 15:05
by: Arthur Dent
really, really long term storage of food grade NaOH
I have some fine granular NaOH that came in a 1l widemouth HDPE bottle. The Sodium Hydroxide is labe ...
30-8-2012 at 08:58
by: Arthur Dent
Reclaiming Chemicals from Electronic Components
The most interesting components are found on vintage electronics boards. Especially semiconductors! ...
21-8-2012 at 04:26
by: Arthur Dent
Erlenmeyer's shop?
I dont know, but $11.10 for a 1000 ml erlenmeyer, and $10.05 for a 600ml berzelius beaker isn't that ...
7-8-2012 at 04:10
by: Arthur Dent
Recycle Rare Earths
There is a thread on this forum entitled "the trouble with Neodymium" that highlights pretty much al ...
7-8-2012 at 03:26
by: Arthur Dent
Pretty Pictures (1)
It's like inception. A quote within a quote! ;) LOL

Robert
1-8-2012 at 08:23
by: Arthur Dent
How to crystallize CuCl2?
I have made some very nice CuCl<sub>2</sub> crystals a while ago, but I started with a v ...
29-7-2012 at 05:14
by: Arthur Dent
Storing Light sensitive chemicals
Dark brown is dark brown. Any glass bottle with a proper cap will do. Of course, if you don't want y ...
28-7-2012 at 08:14
by: Arthur Dent
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