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Graphite Crucible
My graphite crucibles I use for metal casting tend to flake off graphite pretty badly after being in ...
19-2-2020 at 07:18
by: MrHomeScientist
Experiments with concentrated nitric acid
Nitrile gloves react rather violently to concentrated nitric. Good demonstration of why you need to ...
11-2-2020 at 12:31
by: MrHomeScientist
Two strange rocks I found outside
I agree with quartz. The yellow could be iron-staining, or maybe just dirt trapped in some fractures ...
11-2-2020 at 09:06
by: MrHomeScientist
Products of CuSO4+Al+NaCl?
While experimentation is fun and useful, you should definitely have a pretty good idea of what's goi ...
3-2-2020 at 11:39
by: MrHomeScientist
Products of CuSO4+Al+NaCl?
The color of copper chloride is sensitive to the amount of chloride ions in solution. In dilute solu ...
3-2-2020 at 09:06
by: MrHomeScientist
Golden rain experiment ruined . Did not recrystallise out on cooling
I'll be the third person to ask: What amounts of each chemical did you use?

You said it wasn't st ...
2-1-2020 at 07:16
by: MrHomeScientist
Attempt to make Aluminium Iodide in DCM - runaway reaction!
I've done a demonstration version of this, where I mixed iodine and aluminum powders together dry. A ...
19-12-2019 at 14:00
by: MrHomeScientist
Breaking fluorine-carbon bonds
symboom, link the video!

That's one of the two uses for SF[sub]6[/sub] I know of (the other being ...
13-12-2019 at 07:03
by: MrHomeScientist
making high chemical resistance silicone coated gloves
Here's a handy resource when considering gloves: the Ansell Chemical Resistance Guide https://ehs.un ...
11-12-2019 at 07:44
by: MrHomeScientist
Invitation to Participate in a Research Study
I participated, and can confirm this is legitimate. Ms. Sarat-St. Peter has a very detailed, well-wr ...
4-12-2019 at 07:46
by: MrHomeScientist
How strict are you about using distilled water vs nondistilled/faucet water in your reactions?
My opinion: If you can eliminate variables by using distilled at just $1/gal, then why not? If there ...
27-11-2019 at 10:34
by: MrHomeScientist
Recrystallization of water?
Not everybody has ion exchange resins at home.
It should work the same as any other recrystallizati ...
13-11-2019 at 11:54
by: MrHomeScientist
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Very cool! The purple color is really interesting. It sounds like the "true" color you see in the po ...
13-11-2019 at 09:20
by: MrHomeScientist
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Awesome! I'm eager to see the results.
8-11-2019 at 16:42
by: MrHomeScientist
Revamping my labspace . Help
By "classified storage", do you mean storage categories? Like flammables, oxidizers, etc.? Here's a ...
7-11-2019 at 10:52
by: MrHomeScientist
H2SO4 on an extreme budget?
A less technically challenging method is electrolytic production from copper sulfate. Here's a class ...
7-11-2019 at 07:39
by: MrHomeScientist
Making Pinchbeck Brass
[b]elementcollector1[/b] sent me some of his bronze samples for color comparison to mine, and here a ...
4-11-2019 at 14:53
by: MrHomeScientist
Denominator vs numerator - getting confused on which is which
What [b]Praxichys[/b] is doing is called [u]dimensional analysis[/u]. This was supremely helpful for ...
10-10-2019 at 09:44
by: MrHomeScientist
Denominator vs numerator - getting confused on which is which
And according to his [url=http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=61477#pid390958]firs ...
3-10-2019 at 10:22
by: MrHomeScientist
Making ultramarine
Nice! I'm interested to see if that helps you.

One word of caution, though: since those aren't fi ...
1-10-2019 at 06:29
by: MrHomeScientist
This is actually unneccessary
I get what you're saying, but maybe he did it this way on purpose. Like j_sum said, the blinking doe ...
30-9-2019 at 08:56
by: MrHomeScientist
Chemist needed
[quote]bio active pharmaceutical compounds[/quote]
[quote]This is a completely private endeavor and ...
30-9-2019 at 07:32
by: MrHomeScientist
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Glad to see more discussion on this! I haven't done any metalcasting in a long time, because it's so ...
30-9-2019 at 06:21
by: MrHomeScientist
Making ultramarine
Two torches would help it heat up faster, but may not ultimately get it any hotter. You should try s ...
30-9-2019 at 05:51
by: MrHomeScientist
This is actually unneccessary
That's why there's a pause button.
30-9-2019 at 05:44
by: MrHomeScientist
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