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IKA RCT Basic Hotplate Issues
Never mind, I rigged something up as proof of concept, works a treat!
3-2-2023 at 13:57
by: Chemgineer
IKA RCT Basic Hotplate Issues
I have an IKA RCT Basic Hotplate, it will stir fine but the heating hasn't worked for a while. It gi ...
3-2-2023 at 11:19
by: Chemgineer
Phosphoric Acid dry distillation
If phosphoric acid does not boil why does literature online state it's boiling point at 158-200 deg ...
2-2-2023 at 13:09
by: Chemgineer
Phosphoric Acid dry distillation
I was getting a red indication for low PH to begin with, i've just checked my distillate bottle agai ...
2-2-2023 at 03:07
by: Chemgineer
Identifying your calcium ammonium nitrate
Also worth searching for an MSDS material safety datasheet for your particular brand of fertilizer, ...
1-2-2023 at 12:07
by: Chemgineer
Phosphoric Acid dry distillation
Recently I carried out the below using a dry distillation.

100g of ammonium dihydrogen phosphate ...
1-2-2023 at 11:14
by: Chemgineer
Steam distillation after solvent extraction.
I've been having poor success with steam extractions but find it easy to do a non selective extracti ...
28-12-2022 at 09:29
by: Chemgineer
Sodium aluminate
I planned to use some scrap aluminium and sodium hydroxide solution to produce some sodium aluminate ...
1-12-2022 at 00:01
by: Chemgineer
Soxhlet extraction
[rquote=678439&tid=159072&author=Texium]What are you trying to get out of it? If you’re af ...
13-11-2022 at 12:32
by: Chemgineer
Soxhlet extraction
[rquote=678440&tid=159072&author=Rainwater][quote]Is it likely I am degrading/burning the le ...
13-11-2022 at 11:35
by: Chemgineer
Soxhlet extraction
I've been using a soxhlet extractor recently, i'm using 95% ethanol and have been extracting lemon f ...
13-11-2022 at 09:02
by: Chemgineer
Vacuum fractional distillation
I suppose you could look up the boiling temperature vs pressure graphs for various liquids and if th ...
2-11-2022 at 13:12
by: Chemgineer
Glacial Acetic Acid from Sodium Bisulfate + Sodium Acetate - No Yield?
I've made concentrated acetic acid from anhydrous sodium acetate and standard hydrated pool sodium b ...
7-10-2022 at 06:06
by: Chemgineer
Silver recovery
It's silver plate dfor sure as i've precipitated that out now, it's not gold as the core is now a si ...
21-9-2022 at 09:08
by: Chemgineer
Silver recovery
I've been trying to recover the silver from some ebay jewellery. I've added a stoichiometric amount ...
20-9-2022 at 15:15
by: Chemgineer
Reasonable choice of vacuum pump for distillation?
I have a few of those small diaphragm pumps which I use for filtrations, they work quite well but I ...
11-9-2022 at 12:55
by: Chemgineer
Don't ballmill magnesium.
Good advice however I suppose it adds a solvent step to remove the oil afterwards, also I expect the ...
5-9-2022 at 12:02
by: Chemgineer
Don't ballmill magnesium.
I've been ball milling magnesium to a 200 mesh powder without issue, i'm using a rubber container an ...
5-9-2022 at 08:02
by: Chemgineer
Acetic acid yellow/brown colour.
Maybe there is also organic material in the sodium acetate if it has been produced from vinegar it c ...
4-9-2022 at 09:01
by: Chemgineer
Acetic acid yellow/brown colour.
Yes the sodium bisulfate is from pool chemical supply.

I know anhydrous sodium bisulfate decompos ...
4-9-2022 at 07:15
by: Chemgineer
Acetic acid yellow/brown colour.
I've been dry distilling 100g sodium acetate with 175g sodium bisulfate and distilling off the aceti ...
4-9-2022 at 02:56
by: Chemgineer
Naptha for essential oil extraction
@Organikum Thanks for confirming my thoughts, also I think I should buy a few litres of petrol to h ...
30-8-2022 at 15:01
by: Chemgineer
Looking for ideas
Add glycerine to a pile of powdered potassium permanganate outside or in a ventilated area and stand ...
30-8-2022 at 10:57
by: Chemgineer
Naptha for essential oil extraction
I am trying to extract some essential oil from spearmint leaves, I've done a steam distillation and ...
30-8-2022 at 10:45
by: Chemgineer
Birkeland-eyde reactor vs ozone generator
I am curious what the difference is between a birkeland-eyde reactor and an ozone generator. As I u ...
23-7-2022 at 08:18
by: Chemgineer
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