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Isolation of elemental Boron and Proof Demonstrations of Allotropes
Definitely not 4g of rod, I would have noticed! No, the rod is perfectly intact.

Far as I know el ...
13-11-2017 at 19:38
by: MrHomeScientist
Isolation of elemental Boron and Proof Demonstrations of Allotropes
Huh, so upon closer inspection I'm not sure that reaction worked at all. I started with 4g of boric ...
13-11-2017 at 17:25
by: MrHomeScientist
Bad days in the lab or with glassware?
Sort of a cross-post, but I thought it belonged here too.

Last night I was doing an experiment on ...
13-11-2017 at 09:23
by: MrHomeScientist
Isolation of elemental Boron and Proof Demonstrations of Allotropes
Indeed, I did it originally using the thermite method. Here's the breakdown of what I did in my vide ...
13-11-2017 at 07:08
by: MrHomeScientist
Manganese dioxide drying fail - what the heck?
I would think reacting with HCl would yield copious amounts of chlorine, and you'd need a lot of aci ...
6-11-2017 at 14:27
by: MrHomeScientist
When Chemistry Goes Wrong
Sodium, especially, illustrates that in chemistry scaling up amounts does not always mean scaling up ...
6-11-2017 at 11:57
by: MrHomeScientist
Sulfuric Acid from Oxalic Acid and Copper Sulfate: does not work
If you post more details on amounts, procedure, how you tested the products, etc. we can be much mor ...
1-11-2017 at 07:13
by: MrHomeScientist
argon
It depends on what volume you are trying to inert. Someone here sent me a great paper, "The Manipul ...
27-10-2017 at 11:40
by: MrHomeScientist
Reaction in metal oxides and slats
If you find a soluble oxide I suppose that could work. The reaction would then be driven by the inso ...
27-10-2017 at 06:11
by: MrHomeScientist
Ground Glass or No?
I use silicone faucet grease from Home Depot, found with the sink repair supplies. It's in a little ...
26-10-2017 at 07:24
by: MrHomeScientist
Found concentrated H2O2 at big box store - gallons
I was planning on going to Home Depot this evening, so I'll be on the lookout!

Another source of ...
18-10-2017 at 13:00
by: MrHomeScientist
Boron- Skylighter
Sheesh I had no idea boron was that expensive. Maybe my video on making it from boric acid is a secr ...
17-10-2017 at 07:26
by: MrHomeScientist
Ball mill grinding material (making metal balls - ZA-27)
I'm always a fan of metal melting and I love reading about these projects, but I wonder why people d ...
16-10-2017 at 08:20
by: MrHomeScientist
Quest for the elements
Depends on the size of your samples, and how you plan to display them. Mine are the 2-dram vials fro ...
16-10-2017 at 06:30
by: MrHomeScientist
Tour My Lab
It's been a very long time in the works, but my total lab overhaul is finally complete. For the full ...
13-10-2017 at 18:48
by: MrHomeScientist
Are these superheavy elements fake ?
These superheavy elements with fleeting half lives likely won't have practical use, true, but that i ...
13-10-2017 at 10:14
by: MrHomeScientist
Dying mercury
I can't edit my previous post to delete it, but that was in response to another user's claim that go ...
13-10-2017 at 07:34
by: MrHomeScientist
Beginner in crystal growth
Mixing in an antisolvent will just cause the dissolved salt to crash out, leaving you with a fine po ...
12-10-2017 at 06:48
by: MrHomeScientist
Obtain different sulfates from gypsum?
[rquote=494392&tid=77471&author=violet sin]gypsum + steel. I know from continued occurrence ...
12-10-2017 at 05:59
by: MrHomeScientist
silver nitrate
That's a really interesting way to purify silver nitrate; I hadn't heard of that before. Wikipedia c ...
11-10-2017 at 13:29
by: MrHomeScientist
Dying mercury
I would love to see pictures and a fully documented procedure for that.
11-10-2017 at 10:22
by: MrHomeScientist
Obtain different sulfates from gypsum?
I think solubility will be the main driver here, not electronegativity. I haven't found exact values ...
11-10-2017 at 09:57
by: MrHomeScientist
Obtain different sulfates from gypsum?
I'd expect pulling the sulfate ion off CaSO<sub>4</sub> to be very difficult. It's extre ...
11-10-2017 at 08:54
by: MrHomeScientist
Split from "Disagreeable Impurity in Drain Cleaner..."
There's nothing wrong with posting to old threads. We encourage it here as it condenses all informat ...
11-10-2017 at 08:33
by: MrHomeScientist
Pretty Pictures (2)
That's awesome! Did you grow those SiC crystals yourself or how were they made?
10-10-2017 at 09:25
by: MrHomeScientist
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