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Stocking the Lab:OTC
Is your source of sulfuric acid concentrated, or it is just battery acid?
12-11-2019 at 22:19
by: ave369
Calcium Ammonium Nitrate to Sodium Nitrate to Nitric Acid
CO2 is much less soluble than ammonia. Ammonia readily dissolves when the tube does not touch the wa ...
30-10-2019 at 12:29
by: ave369
Calcium Ammonium Nitrate to Sodium Nitrate to Nitric Acid
Any form of ammonium can be destroyed by heating in solution with Na2CO3 or K2CO3. Yesterday I did a ...
30-10-2019 at 00:46
by: ave369
How do i synthesize sodium peroxide?
[rquote=622500&tid=153427&author=Vomaturge] PubChem says "Freely sol in water, forming sodiu ...
24-9-2019 at 14:45
by: ave369
Formaldehyde odor
The smell of formaldehyde is stinging and very distinctive. I believe it is not possible to confuse ...
24-9-2019 at 14:41
by: ave369
Curious glow in a test tube containing red P
That was obviously white phosphorus in trace amounts. Heating red P causes white P to form. It react ...
19-6-2019 at 21:08
by: ave369
Tin from Solder
I did a tin-lead separation by dissolving solder in nitric acid. Lead went into solution as lead nit ...
19-12-2018 at 23:32
by: ave369
Making Ammonium Chloride
It is reasonably easy to make HCl by distilling a mix of table salt and fresh battery acid. Azeotrop ...
14-11-2018 at 03:55
by: ave369
Quick way to determine the concentration of H2SO4
In my experience, the match test is good enough. If it ignites matches, it is good for most experime ...
20-7-2018 at 02:09
by: ave369
Synthysis of many ammonium salts
There is definitely no such thing as ammonium ferrate. Ferrate is too strong an oxidizer, ammonium r ...
25-6-2018 at 12:41
by: ave369
Retort vs distiling flask (vertical neck w/y downward angled side arm) - differences?
I use both retorts and distillation flasks. The former I use mostly for nitric acid, and also as the ...
22-6-2018 at 13:17
by: ave369
Using solid Sodium Hypochlorite to generate Chlorine?
Was it ever done by anyone in the lab?
9-4-2018 at 06:23
by: ave369
Using solid Sodium Hypochlorite to generate Chlorine?
[rquote=513602&tid=81796&author=DJF90]and appears to be not too difficult to make if one was ...
9-4-2018 at 04:37
by: ave369
Using solid Sodium Hypochlorite to generate Chlorine?
Solid NaOCl is pretty much unobtainium. It TECHNICALLY exists (and even that is a crystallohydrate, ...
8-4-2018 at 23:06
by: ave369
Technical grade acetone purification
Do the 54-55 and 55-56 fractions display different physical and chemical properties? Basically, can ...
8-4-2018 at 23:03
by: ave369
Cannabinoid concentration
[rquote=510418&tid=81093&author=Mister E]I want to create cannabis concentrate that is free ...
13-3-2018 at 01:49
by: ave369
Cannabinoid concentration
What are you trying to make: cannabinoids as chemicals of reasonable purity for experiments, or cann ...
11-3-2018 at 02:00
by: ave369
Paraffin + KClO3 : SLOW reaction: why ?
Try to detonate this thing. What you've made is fairly similar to cheddite, which is a mixture of KC ...
9-3-2018 at 13:42
by: ave369
Would you invest in a stirrer hot plate as a noob, or just start with a regular hot plate?
I have neither a stirrer hot plate nor a regular hot plate. I use spirit lamps and gas burners. I mo ...
1-3-2018 at 23:25
by: ave369
Concentrating hydrochloric acid
[rquote=509075&tid=38378&author=crackedbits]I was thinking of something along these lines, b ...
1-3-2018 at 23:23
by: ave369
Concentrating hydrochloric acid
In my experience, hydrochloric acid is easier synthesized from scratch than bought and purified.

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1-3-2018 at 13:43
by: ave369
Ammonium bifluoride
Never in my life as an amateur chemist I ever needed HF or a substitute (well, except that one case ...
21-2-2018 at 04:49
by: ave369
Reaction evolving H2 or CO gas, need help identifying
If CO would produce formates with alkalis in water, formic acid would be called carbonous acid and C ...
16-2-2018 at 13:21
by: ave369
Processing BaSO4 to either carbonate or sulfide
> Boiling BaSO4 with Sodium or potassium carbonate does indeed work.

Not just barium, it works ...
16-2-2018 at 13:17
by: ave369
Using leftover ethanol from brewing as solvent?
I, as an experienced moonshiner, can attest that the "heads" (called "pervach" in my country) make g ...
7-2-2018 at 12:47
by: ave369
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