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Do you think Tilt Switches are a viable way for the amateur chemist to obtain Mercury metal?
Mercury contactors, also known as mercury displacement relays, are a great source for larger small q ...
18-1-2019 at 13:51
by: Plunkett
Antozonite on eBay
As many of you know, antozonite is a radioactive fluorite mineral and one of the only places on Eart ...
4-1-2019 at 08:35
by: Plunkett
[Collection] Periodic Table elements
That mineral collection is really neat. You may already have some, I cannot tell, but halite from t ...
7-12-2018 at 12:41
by: Plunkett
Everyday Chemistry
My scale quit working so I gave it a viking funeral à la thermite.

22-11-2018 at 12:30
by: Plunkett
Cheap Pool Chemicals
Pool chemicals are a staple for amateur chemists, but they can be expensive. Recently I found [url= ...
20-11-2018 at 13:53
by: Plunkett
Florida University Recommendations
[rquote=549922&tid=101864&author=VSEPR_VOID]I am not one for recreation but I have trouble f ...
5-11-2018 at 17:47
by: Plunkett
Latest chemical order?
I snagged a mostly empty jar of dextrose from a university dumpster today. There is not more than a ...
31-10-2018 at 07:41
by: Plunkett
Anyone have experience with Thermolyne Nuova II hot plate stirrer?
If you are buying broken hotplates to repair, get them from Dr.Bob. He sent me three broken Corning ...
29-10-2018 at 08:42
by: Plunkett
How hazardous is mercury droplets?
[rquote=545436&tid=99039&author=j_sum1]Sprinkle some fine sulfur powder over the area where ...
21-10-2018 at 06:01
by: Plunkett
[rquote=537546&tid=93651&author=JJay]The more I think about this yoga ball idea, the better ...
22-9-2018 at 16:12
by: Plunkett
Mercury Switches
Mercury contactors or mercury displacement relays are better source than tilt switches if you want m ...
9-8-2018 at 05:02
by: Plunkett
Homemade and Repurposed Lab Gear
I got tired of using a soup can filled with sand as a test tube holder so I made a proper one from a ...
17-7-2018 at 12:04
by: Plunkett
Bad days in the lab or with glassware?
While doing a steam distillation of sage, I got distracted and let my RBF boil to dryness. My hotpl ...
14-7-2018 at 15:01
by: Plunkett
Everyday Chemistry
A few weeks ago I went rockhounding at an old zinc mine and picked up some glossy black rocks which ...
13-7-2018 at 12:30
by: Plunkett
Magnet oh hotplate stirrer - does it loose stength when hot?
To give you an idea of commercial hotplate construction, the Corning PC-320 uses a ferrite ring magn ...
11-7-2018 at 10:38
by: Plunkett
Periodic Table Display for my High School
The display is finally finished. Yesterday I put in the last set of samples, and hot glued every ot ...
19-5-2018 at 12:27
by: Plunkett
Is this kit any good?
[rquote=517629&tid=31602&author=Sulaiman]Everything scales with flask size;
volume of react ...
12-5-2018 at 06:51
by: Plunkett
Blue tungstic or molybdic acid ?
In every magnetron I have taken apart there has been a coil of a brittle wire around the center wire ...
7-5-2018 at 04:33
by: Plunkett
Sulaiman's "SM Challenge: Water Still"
[rquote=516065&tid=82314&author=DavidJR]You could use a timer to have it cut out before it b ...
29-4-2018 at 16:18
by: Plunkett
Making a distillation apparatus on a small scale
This video by NightHawkInLight might be useful to you:
27-4-2018 at 12:48
by: Plunkett
Lab-scale continuous fractional distillation
[rquote=515056&tid=82076&author=DavidJR]If I bought 3x 300mm columns, I could stack them and ...
20-4-2018 at 16:59
by: Plunkett
Ammonia production from ammonium sulfate & sodium base
Source: p.27
15-4-2018 at 14:14
by: Plunkett
How should I choose glass joint size?
It is difficult to see in the picture, but if the separatory funnel you linked is like the one I bou ...
15-4-2018 at 12:17
by: Plunkett
Ammonia production from ammonium sulfate & sodium base
What about using your flask and boiling water as a vacuum source? Boil water in the flask, stopper ...
14-4-2018 at 15:43
by: Plunkett
Ammonia production from ammonium sulfate & sodium base
Does anyone know how many moles of NH3 can be di ...
14-4-2018 at 07:06
by: Plunkett
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