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Bad days in the lab or with glassware?
Seeing a wisp of smoke rising from your stepper motor driver constitutes a bad day. Fortunately I h ...
16-6-2018 at 18:33
by: Magpie
Just joined...Saying hello to everybody.
Thank you MJ101. I may very well need some help down the road.

Right now I just connected with a ...
14-6-2018 at 08:19
by: Magpie
Just joined...Saying hello to everybody.
Welcome! There is a lot you can do in your kitchen or garage. I have a lab in my garage but some j ...
14-6-2018 at 05:25
by: Magpie
What is the point of amateur chemistry?
I love Peter Stormare. He's a Swede you know, hence his sometimes crude English. Notice he doesn't ...
13-6-2018 at 12:13
by: Magpie
Failed synthesis of cyclohexanol from cyclohexene.
I could find the OP's synthesis neither in OrgSyn nor in Vogel. I'm wondering if this reaction is j ...
4-6-2018 at 14:41
by: Magpie
Preparation of “Absolute” Ethanol (<100 ppm water)
The reaction between CaO and water is 2-phase. Therefore, strong mixing is important. Even with st ...
3-6-2018 at 15:01
by: Magpie
How useful is a laboratory glsssware powder auger?
Here's some more experience with powder addition:

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.p ...
3-6-2018 at 08:37
by: Magpie
Preparation of “Absolute” Ethanol (<100 ppm water)
[rquote=520327&tid=80742&author=Boffis]@ Magpie; Is it necessary to heat the suspension of c ...
3-6-2018 at 06:09
by: Magpie
Intellectual Property on Youtube
What's with the focus on videos? The most important thing is to know how to make something. I beli ...
2-6-2018 at 07:46
by: Magpie
A round of applause for ACE Hardware. Especially ones in small cities in semi-rural areas.
Don't forget copper sulfate and muriatic acid. One member said that Ace is a chemical supply store ...
21-5-2018 at 20:14
by: Magpie
How useful is a laboratory glsssware powder auger?
you may find this useful:

https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=18633#pid2342 ...
21-5-2018 at 15:40
by: Magpie
Clearing my name (ld5050) please read...
[rquote=518296&tid=82900&author=LD5050] He decided to just have his money refunded and I hav ...
19-5-2018 at 09:57
by: Magpie
Modified Wolff-Kishner
Why not make some hydrazine hydrate. I show how in another thread. FYI, here's my experience with t ...
18-5-2018 at 15:16
by: Magpie
Preparation of Succinic Acid
Butanediol should be convertible to succinic acid with nitric acid. Please see my conversion of pro ...
15-5-2018 at 19:12
by: Magpie
Some advice on 20g range scales needed
I occaisionally use a gun powder scale
3-5-2018 at 15:13
by: Magpie
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
@Tsjerk: May we see the equation, please.
3-5-2018 at 15:10
by: Magpie
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
This is a worthy challenge. I will not submit my entry using homemade SOCl2.
3-5-2018 at 12:36
by: Magpie
inhibitors of cannizarro reaction
My understanding of the cannizzaro reaction is that it requires a base usually KOH or NaOH. If the ...
3-5-2018 at 07:28
by: Magpie
Looking over the border: EU-Regulations
Acetone is a main precursor in making explosives.
2-5-2018 at 11:06
by: Magpie
Sulaiman's "SM Challenge: Water Still"
[rquote=516018&tid=82314&author=Magpie]Just out of curiosity, what do you pay for a gallon o ...
29-4-2018 at 11:08
by: Magpie
How should I choose glass joint size?
I like 19/22 because that is the scale (50-100g) that I normally work in. If I need to go largerto ...
29-4-2018 at 10:02
by: Magpie
Fume Hood for Urban Apartment
https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=7078
29-4-2018 at 09:58
by: Magpie
Sulaiman's "SM Challenge: Water Still"
Just out of curiosity, what do you pay for a gallon of DI or RO water?
29-4-2018 at 09:51
by: Magpie
Synthesis of phenol from benzene
1. Nitrate the benzene with HNO3/H2SO4.
2. Convert the nitrobenzene to aniline via Sn/HCl
3. di ...
26-4-2018 at 12:09
by: Magpie
Small scale preparation of Stannic Chloride (SnCl4)
Did you read this thread?

[u]References[/u]
1.Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry, 2nd e ...
26-4-2018 at 10:35
by: Magpie
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