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Help needed re: metals or compounds that glow
Yitrium oxide and MgO from heated MgSO4 work well.

A wire? Platinum.
18-6-2012 at 04:43
by: Neil
Somewhat urgent nitric acid distillation issue
Nitrogen oxides are very hard to fully absorb, check out scrubbers designed for such fumes. One bott ...
18-6-2012 at 04:39
by: Neil
MAPP torch help
All of the world's MAPP gas was made by a Canadian company. They decided to divert their propadien t ...
18-6-2012 at 04:27
by: Neil
MAPP torch help
MAPP gas is no longer made or sold, that stuff is useful don't waste it! The tube has fins in it to ...
17-6-2012 at 16:01
by: Neil
colour of ferric nitrate
Iron metal is soft, almost as soft as pure copper. It has a disgustingly high melting point and very ...
15-5-2012 at 18:27
by: Neil
How toxic is potassium permanganate
Sciencelab MSDS sheets are full of errors. If they screw up something like saying KMnO4 is not a rea ...
15-5-2012 at 07:01
by: Neil
colour of ferric nitrate
You are going to have all the carbon from the cast iron floating around in that goo as well.
15-5-2012 at 05:14
by: Neil
How toxic is potassium permanganate

Potassium permang ...
15-5-2012 at 05:05
by: Neil
Alchemy Brand Glass?
[rquote=248278&tid=18144&author=cyanureeves]does any one know what number pertains to 10/30 ...
12-5-2012 at 06:16
by: Neil
Removing rust from lab equipment with phosphoric acid
WD40 = Water Dispersant 40

It removes heavy long lasting oils but is excellent for de-watering s ...
3-5-2012 at 14:52
by: Neil
Aluminium powder using acid method
Steel bearings may spark, that would be bad...

Check out the posts by 'the wizard is in'. He laid ...
3-5-2012 at 14:43
by: Neil
List of enzymes in human blood
*cough* beginnings *cough*

[url=]...a ...
1-5-2012 at 07:21
by: Neil
Making Sodium Silicate
I've seen silicates in a lot of "green degreasers"
1-5-2012 at 07:19
by: Neil
is crystal any good for chemistry glass?
"Crystal ware" = by deffinition leaded glass.

Usless for anything other then cutting into pretty ...
1-5-2012 at 06:26
by: Neil
Making Sodium Silicate
Pottery shops often sell it cheap.

If you try and use silica sand, do you self a favour and heat ...
28-4-2012 at 09:59
by: Neil
Hexamine synthesis in aluminium vessels
Copper free aluminium alloys are often used to store bulk concentrated ammonium/water solutions.

28-4-2012 at 09:54
by: Neil
Question for a machinist
Speaking from my experience; watson.fawkes has the dead right of it. Lapping to perfect flatness is ...
7-3-2012 at 17:18
by: Neil
Where would I get Calcium Ammonium Nitrate from?
[rquote=239971&tid=19149&author=sbbspartan][rquote=239964&tid=19149&author=Unintenti ...
7-3-2012 at 07:59
by: Neil
Make Potassium (from
[rquote=238980&tid=14970&author=watson.fawkes][rquote=238952&tid=14970&author=MyName ...
2-3-2012 at 09:22
by: Neil
Potassium carbonate from banana skins
@ Pul,

Not to mention the bonus K you got from the KNO3 added to even out the tobaccos burn
2-3-2012 at 09:15
by: Neil
Magnesium extraction from talc i.e magnesium silicate
Only if you have a magnesium still...

Use the search engine...
29-2-2012 at 07:31
by: Neil
How to dispose of unknown chemical waste?
[rquote=238618&tid=18922&author=Panache][rquote=237808&tid=18922&author=RisingSun968 ...
27-2-2012 at 16:45
by: Neil
Scrubber for waste
Treat each waste seperatly to remove what you can, oxidise things like chloro carbons and make insol ...
26-2-2012 at 09:14
by: Neil
Usefull post thank you.
26-2-2012 at 09:09
by: Neil
Where to buy cheap ball mill or at least continuous duty motor & media?
To the OP - tread mills come with a DC motor and a PWM controller.

Ebay has everything
24-2-2012 at 12:05
by: Neil
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