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Many scientists will go out of their way to save a few bucks, especially when it comes to ...
11-3-2020 at 07:25
by: mayko
Help in reineck salt synthesis.
here's the prep from Organic Syntheses:

http://www.orgsyn.org/demo.aspx?prep=CV2P0555
6-3-2020 at 21:48
by: mayko
Chemistry Diamonds on YouTube
I always got the impression that Chemical Force has access to professional facilities and that the v ...
6-3-2020 at 08:09
by: mayko
DIY virus protection mask
[rquote=632061&tid=154956&author=Rosco Bodine] normal people having any COMMON SENSE would b ...
4-3-2020 at 06:53
by: mayko
My daughter is breeding flies - and the smell is awful! Help!
I don't know if your fly species will take to it, but for drosophila we use a medium that's basicall ...
1-3-2020 at 15:24
by: mayko
Carbon Foam Refractory Made From Bread
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Someone brought some nasty BlunderBread hamburger bu ...
25-2-2020 at 19:14
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry (provisional)
As I was wrapping up the ammonia project, I ran across something in Merck that I hadn't heard before ...
25-2-2020 at 18:45
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry (provisional)
I based my calcs off this passage from Wikipedia:

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At 15.6 °C (60.1 °F), the density of ...
12-2-2020 at 18:42
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry (provisional)
I ran out of concentrated ammonia solution a while back and I've had some crappy cold-pack ammonium ...
11-2-2020 at 21:29
by: mayko
Sulfur reduction of metal oxides
When I was first getting serious with the hobby and scrambling to thermite every metal oxide I could ...
9-2-2020 at 21:03
by: mayko
looking for biochemistry experiments i can do at home. need to spark a passion
Isolating DNA seems as good a place to start as any - check the pinned thread in this sub forum. Ge ...
9-2-2020 at 16:02
by: mayko
Bromo-DDT, p,p-dibromo-diphenyl-1,1,1-trichloro-ethane
[quote]There is a big difference between "a shown effect on fertility" and [url=https://www.cdc.gov/ ...
8-2-2020 at 07:30
by: mayko
Bromo-DDT, p,p-dibromo-diphenyl-1,1,1-trichloro-ethane
First of all, nice chemistry; the di-bromo analog is an interesting twist. How did you manage waste ...
7-2-2020 at 06:57
by: mayko
A L I E N , D N A
RIP Deep Throat. :(

A subtlety here is that, even within extant life, additional nucleotides are ...
27-1-2020 at 16:40
by: mayko
seperation of cobalt and copper
What about thiocyanate? My understanding is that the cobalt complex is soluble in organic solvents; ...
25-1-2020 at 14:17
by: mayko
Voltammetric analysis of alkenes
I ran across this Arduino-based DIY potentiostat that might be a good place to start.

Li, Y. C., ...
24-1-2020 at 21:16
by: mayko
A true implosive
maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but the self-crushing soda can is a classic demo:

http ...
23-1-2020 at 14:52
by: mayko
Porno for pyros, post a good video
in the Run, Do Not Walk, To The Nearest Exit category:

A traffic accident spills cylinders of com ...
19-1-2020 at 09:50
by: mayko
2019 Secret Santa

Santa kindly left me a sturdy looking 365 nm UV LED flashlight! I've only ever used 400 nm ones, s ...
31-12-2019 at 22:36
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry (provisional)
Currently dissolving some copper wire in dilute perchloric acid + peroxide :cool:
28-12-2019 at 20:04
by: mayko
Cody like biosphere
I ran across this youtube channel a while back, "Life in Jars", which specializes in various closed ...
14-12-2019 at 17:29
by: mayko
if you need ethanol, do you get denatured ethanol, or 190 proof everclear?
We're no longer allowed anything over 151 proof... too many young adults with bad decision-making sk ...
14-12-2019 at 08:59
by: mayko
Disappearing omega-3's
[rquote=627647&tid=154549&author=j_sum1]Food tampering never surprises me but it is not alwa ...
9-12-2019 at 17:35
by: mayko
One of the easiest scents to produce
I tried this with both sodium and calcium carbonate. The smell was pretty much what you'd expect fro ...
1-12-2019 at 21:26
by: mayko
Jute nitration failure
my attempt at nitrobacco ended similarly:

https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?t ...
1-12-2019 at 08:10
by: mayko
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