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Weird scent from electrolysis of sodium hydroxide solution. Any ideas as to what it could be?
Or reactions involving hydrogen peroxide, where it will decompose generating bubbles of oxygen - gen ...
25-11-2020 at 12:31
by: EthidiumBromide
Taste of sugar alcohols
Looking past the burning sensation, I find there to be a slight sweetness to ethanol. I personally w ...
24-11-2020 at 13:00
by: EthidiumBromide
New to chemistry
[rquote=649207&tid=156539&author=MycoTricho]
This is really cool. I had no idea you could d ...
16-11-2020 at 15:13
by: EthidiumBromide
How to remove brown stains off beaker
If there was a concrete chemical causing these stains, then it would be easier to tell if there was ...
15-11-2020 at 01:20
by: EthidiumBromide
New to chemistry
If you also want to dabble into areas of chemistry, I can recommend trying to extract some DNA from ...
15-11-2020 at 01:10
by: EthidiumBromide
Are there borders for "hazardous material" inside EU?
^ I think I know which seller you are talking about. I happened to buy potassium metal from them. I ...
12-11-2020 at 17:02
by: EthidiumBromide
Does methanol smell like anything to you?
To me the smell of methanol is much fainter than ethanol. I personally don't pick up any odor when I ...
12-11-2020 at 08:06
by: EthidiumBromide
Are there borders for "hazardous material" inside EU?
Found this article about sodium imports from France to the US in the mid to late 2000s:
https://cen ...
9-11-2020 at 14:56
by: EthidiumBromide
Copper Acetate Elephant Toothpaste! (Experiment report)
Nice write-up, MidLifeChemist.

The crystals of aluminium sulfate are gorgeous! I love how they've ...
8-11-2020 at 00:49
by: EthidiumBromide
What are some interesting uses for lithium metal
I tried the experiment of Li metal in 99% ethylenediamine.

My sample was slightly yellow, probabl ...
6-11-2020 at 03:16
by: EthidiumBromide
Copper flame colour
But this is not a tint of the flame. These orange wisps briefly form when heating the CuCl2 on coppe ...
4-11-2020 at 06:34
by: EthidiumBromide
Copper flame colour
I can confirm this happens with CuCl2 on copper wire. 99% pure CuCl2 was used, the copper wire was b ...
4-11-2020 at 00:04
by: EthidiumBromide
Making Lithium Powder
Imo the best type of knife to cut lithium would be a large, well sharpened chef's knife with a strai ...
3-11-2020 at 13:17
by: EthidiumBromide
Making Lithium Powder
Well, I think the addition of sodium gave a hint - you want to make some alkyllithium reagent (perha ...
3-11-2020 at 11:35
by: EthidiumBromide
What are some interesting uses for lithium metal
^ Thanks for informing me of this! I do remember reading that some amines are capable of generating ...
2-11-2020 at 07:58
by: EthidiumBromide
What are some interesting uses for lithium metal
Thank you for your suggestions!
[rquote=647944&tid=156445&author=Antigua]If you've got acce ...
2-11-2020 at 06:46
by: EthidiumBromide
What are some interesting uses for lithium metal
I have about 100 g of Li metal and I was wondering on some interesting ways to utilize some of it.
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1-11-2020 at 05:05
by: EthidiumBromide
Experiment report: Cobalt Molybdate, amazing colors and a collloidal mystery
[rquote=647092&tid=156360&author=Lion850]Why is the ammonium hydrogen molybdate present? Is ...
22-10-2020 at 12:45
by: EthidiumBromide
Why are odd elements rarer that even elements ?
I'm not sure if I'm entirely correct on this, but I recall that it's a general trend that nuclei wit ...
18-10-2020 at 12:20
by: EthidiumBromide
Qualitative determination of lead in tap water
Rhodizonates (sodium, potassium) are very sensitive towards lead, the lead salt is deeply red-violet ...
18-10-2020 at 05:08
by: EthidiumBromide
Ballistic gel
Dilute nitric acid behaves pretty much like an ordinary acid most of the time. Remember - acids don' ...
18-10-2020 at 01:33
by: EthidiumBromide
Crystallization of NaClO2 from solution?
Thank you for your inputs, Woelen and Bedlasky.

Indeed the solid chlorite generates ClO2 exclusiv ...
14-10-2020 at 12:50
by: EthidiumBromide
Crystallization of NaClO2 from solution?
So I gave the evaporation of chlorite solution a go. I measured 100 ml of the 25% NaClO2 solution an ...
14-10-2020 at 04:18
by: EthidiumBromide
Crystallization of NaClO2 from solution?
[rquote=646409&tid=156314&author=B(a)P]Did you see this one?
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/1 ...
13-10-2020 at 12:25
by: EthidiumBromide
Desiccator vs ambient with fan?
That should speed things up definitely. Dry air + blowing will do the trick.
13-10-2020 at 08:13
by: EthidiumBromide
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