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Found a little piece of history
Max signed my copy of his book as "an old, bold chemist".

Along those lines some of the older che ...
19-5-2021 at 04:13
by: BromicAcid
Ninja smoke/flash
I used to have a Paladin Press book that detailed their production. Just a bunch of caps glued to a ...
17-5-2021 at 15:04
by: BromicAcid
Electrolysis Chamber
Even though heating element alloys have high resistant by nature I would think that you wouldn't be ...
17-5-2021 at 04:19
by: BromicAcid
Making Sodium, a new method?
Solubility isn't the issue, you may get solubility but the solution likely will not conduct or will ...
16-5-2021 at 07:15
by: BromicAcid
NPT threaded Steel Fitting to Ground Glass Joint?
Solid teflon stopper, drill it out, tap it, sounds like it could be a plan.
15-5-2021 at 04:18
by: BromicAcid
How to mix cocoa powder with sugar and milk?
Take the cocoa powder / sugar and charge it directly to the vessel. Charge a minimum of your colloi ...
14-5-2021 at 04:07
by: BromicAcid
Mantle weak magnet issue fix?
I have used the rare earth stir bars with the black dot on the Teflon. The issue is that when they ...
30-4-2021 at 20:27
by: BromicAcid
How to balance tall glassware
It's usually called a hood lattice. It does not have to be permanent and can be setup between two r ...
21-3-2021 at 08:32
by: BromicAcid
Waste disposal men, and no, not the trash-can kind
I worked in hazardous waste disposal for a year or so. Waste oil though is generally a separate bea ...
12-3-2021 at 16:58
by: BromicAcid
Carbonate ester synthesis from urea?
I did a few trials to make ethylene carbonate in a different life, the results looked promising but ...
15-1-2021 at 17:23
by: BromicAcid
How is medium/large scale sublimation accomplished?
Unfortunately a lot of large-scale sublimation is basically an artisinal craft, dozens of sublimator ...
15-1-2021 at 17:19
by: BromicAcid
filtering ammonia gas
How much carbon dioxide did you charge? It can sometimes be difficult to get into solution dependin ...
13-1-2021 at 16:12
by: BromicAcid
Boro glass vs Quartz - both are SiO2 so how are they different?
Our company glass shop used to repair quartz labware although they didn't do straight fabrication th ...
19-12-2020 at 12:59
by: BromicAcid
Weird scent from electrolysis of sodium hydroxide solution. Any ideas as to what it could be?
My guess would be aresolized sodium hydroxide from the bubbling electrodes. During electrolysis of ...
20-11-2020 at 18:00
by: BromicAcid
Does methanol smell like anything to you?
MeOH smells sweet to me, EtOH just smells like burning solvent.
12-11-2020 at 15:24
by: BromicAcid
Happy half million posts to sciencemadness
Some people I work with consider SM results better than patent results when they're investigating so ...
5-11-2020 at 17:27
by: BromicAcid
How to seal a threaded stainless steel retort ?
I've used these types of copper anti-size / sealants before with success ...
24-10-2020 at 14:23
by: BromicAcid
Are Flamin' Hot Cheetos really that bad?
Back in high school we did determination of caloric value of different brands of chips by burning th ...
11-10-2020 at 13:45
by: BromicAcid
Flat Flange lid not grounded o-ring
I used to regularly use the type of clamp and gasket that you show in your second photo. No, both s ...
2-10-2020 at 03:59
by: BromicAcid
Reaction Cooling Equipment. What's out there?
Also work in a real lab, ice water bath or dry ice / IPA bath adjusted to temp.
21-9-2020 at 11:44
by: BromicAcid
Collection of bromine preps
Elemental bromine wouldn't separate out of water on cooling, you'll end up getting bromine hydrate. ...
12-9-2020 at 08:05
by: BromicAcid
Why doesn't anyone use glove boxes for things like fluorine?
There is a fluorine thread, in it I share the schematics for a fluorine cell from Inorg Synn. The a ...
10-9-2020 at 16:15
by: BromicAcid
Chloroform from calcium hypochlorite
Water containing chloroform >6.0 mg/L (note that RT solubility is close to 8 g/L) is considered h ...
22-8-2020 at 13:34
by: BromicAcid
New FTP server in testing mode
You certainly live up to your name MadHatter, how long have you been making incarnations of an FTP? ...
20-8-2020 at 19:26
by: BromicAcid
Solubility of iodine in dichloromethane
The most interesting one is the 'solubility' in THF. If you try to make a saturated solution it kee ...
8-8-2020 at 06:04
by: BromicAcid
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