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Lights flickering when hotplaet goes through heating cycle - anything I can do to stop this?
Get a different hot plate. I had this issue recently with a new space heater, warming up was not a ...
17-11-2018 at 20:40
by: BromicAcid
Loose ground glass?
No, there should not be any wobble in your joints, joints should fit snugly. Always use grease to p ...
2-11-2018 at 19:09
by: BromicAcid
Chemical anomalies in the public space.
Picric acid was used in a lot of formulations for its antibacterial properties. Storing under water ...
30-10-2018 at 18:54
by: BromicAcid
Borosilicate under pressure?
I've used Ace pressure tubes like these:

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/z56 ...
30-10-2018 at 03:47
by: BromicAcid
How do you draw benzene rings?
I draw separate bonds but make a point of changing their position in subsequent stages of the reacti ...
23-10-2018 at 18:41
by: BromicAcid
Breaking the vacuum gently
I usually have a adapter with stopcock on the pot connected to a nitrogen source that I use for init ...
19-10-2018 at 13:25
by: BromicAcid
Propane as an inert-gas
Use nitrogen?

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/files.php?pid=505259&aid=64618
18-10-2018 at 17:27
by: BromicAcid
P2O5
Dehydrated (pyro) phosphoric acid can be substituted in some reactions / situations. Might be somet ...
17-10-2018 at 14:04
by: BromicAcid
A process to produce silvery thallium ampoules
Very cool, beautiful work.
15-10-2018 at 18:22
by: BromicAcid
How do you think the general public think of this forum?
I've met lots of people in my field over the years that I've mentioned this forum to. The usual res ...
14-10-2018 at 13:06
by: BromicAcid
Preparation of elemental phosphorus
In your previous post you mention an energetic reaction with water, do you figure this could be alum ...
26-9-2018 at 19:19
by: BromicAcid
Recrystalizations - are some fractions more pure?
Depends on what you are trying to get away from (more soluble or less soluble impurity). I've seen ...
23-9-2018 at 10:48
by: BromicAcid
Carburizing experiments
Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
18-9-2018 at 03:35
by: BromicAcid
Does KClO3 oxidation ignition not work under vacuum ?
I remember seeing something on a similar combustion reaction occurring under vacuum. Their issue th ...
17-9-2018 at 14:58
by: BromicAcid
Can't edit some of my posts
After 24 hours they can no longer be edited.
4-9-2018 at 12:36
by: BromicAcid
A project everyone can pitch in on! Writing the book on chemistry.
Always here, never left.
25-8-2018 at 04:19
by: BromicAcid
Order a chemical, get something else
Ordered 5 kg of KOH got 5 kg of NaOH. Complained and got the 5 kg of KOH a few days later.
21-8-2018 at 14:19
by: BromicAcid
Optimal Fractional Distillation Drip Rate
[rquote=528834&tid=87786&author=JJay]How do you determine the best drip rate to use for frac ...
12-8-2018 at 16:40
by: BromicAcid
Where can I buy precious metals for cheapest prices?
Sellers in the Congo and some other areas have trouble off-loading their goods. These 'conflict' me ...
12-8-2018 at 09:11
by: BromicAcid
Sealing ground glass - Glindemann rings (PTFE) vs sleeves vs grease?
The Glindemann Rings work great, always been a fan. Regarding conc sulfuric acid though, I've only ...
24-7-2018 at 17:31
by: BromicAcid
How do you clean stubbornly dirty glassware when no solvent seems to work?
5% ammonium bifluoride solution and/or elbow grease.
20-7-2018 at 03:26
by: BromicAcid
Does anyone have solubility data of HCl in various solvents (Methanol, Ethanol, Ether)?
Why doesn't it tell you much about the solubility itself? Aldrich sells a 3M solution of HCl in met ...
15-7-2018 at 19:42
by: BromicAcid
First and second group metal carbonyls possible?
Potassium carbonyl is supposedly an explosive compound. I've seen it tossed around as a general haz ...
27-6-2018 at 13:34
by: BromicAcid
Inspecting and destressing glassware
Glassware is usually destressed in an annealing oven. It's common practice to destress glassware af ...
21-6-2018 at 12:23
by: BromicAcid
Member number decreasing drastically?
Younger people priced out of chemistry? Glassware is 10x cheaper and more available than ever vs wh ...
3-6-2018 at 06:43
by: BromicAcid
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