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Exotic Aircraft Wing Design - Peer Review?
(This isn't chemistry, but I feel it fits the 'mad science' theme enough, considering what I might e ...
21-6-2018 at 11:17
by: elementcollector1
Quest for the elements
[rquote=521762&tid=63794&author=Dancing Rain]

Is ampouling at low pressure acceptable? If ...
14-6-2018 at 20:18
by: elementcollector1
Preparation of elemental phosphorus
Maybe add a heat sink like CaF2, or some other reaction-slowing mechanism? I seem to remember it wor ...
13-6-2018 at 21:43
by: elementcollector1
Name that rock
Neat! As for the tan/clear rock above, I'm beginning to think it's chalcedony or something similar - ...
13-6-2018 at 21:21
by: elementcollector1
Good sources of cerium
I can't quite recall the product name that I came across, but I do remember it was available at Walm ...
11-6-2018 at 20:23
by: elementcollector1
Good sources of cerium
Ferrocerium actually contains a significant bit of La (something like 50% Ce, 25% La, balance Fe/Mg ...
4-6-2018 at 13:28
by: elementcollector1
Discord Server for Chemists
This should be an invite link that doesn't expire:

https://discord.gg/3vMpzu2
30-5-2018 at 17:15
by: elementcollector1
Mixing Thermoplastics, Equipment and Chemistry?
What's the melting point of your TPU? Poly[urethane] has quite a surprising range of properties depe ...
20-5-2018 at 12:30
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Is it, perhaps, the middle one that was in a previous picture of yours? :P

But seriously, [i]wow[ ...
9-5-2018 at 17:37
by: elementcollector1
Learning Electronics?
I've used lead-free solder on multiple occasions. It adheres significantly worse than lead-tin eutec ...
8-5-2018 at 18:26
by: elementcollector1
design choice for electrical resistance chemistry lab furnace
0) What's the current going through the wires? Voltage? What's the gauge of the kanthal wires (and, ...
8-5-2018 at 18:22
by: elementcollector1
'zones' in tube furnaces?
The first thing that comes to my mind is hydrothermal growth, which requires a hot zone and a room-t ...
5-5-2018 at 15:09
by: elementcollector1
Melting Obsidian?
After some careful consideration (and a few mouthwatering pictures I stumbled across), I've instead ...
1-5-2018 at 21:37
by: elementcollector1
Trolls, Inerts and Pretenders
Well, I know [i]I'm[/i] on the list for inactivity. That's more for financial reasons than anything ...
25-4-2018 at 19:30
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Even at 72% Zn, there's a noticeable difference in color... maybe a tertiary element is needed? Tin, ...
22-4-2018 at 18:50
by: elementcollector1
Melting Obsidian?
[rquote=514441&tid=81958&author=Bert]How much obsidian do you NEED?! The batterang doesn't r ...
15-4-2018 at 21:26
by: elementcollector1
Melting Obsidian?
I'm... [i]somewhat[/i] close to California, up in Washington. Obsidian's rather heavy to ship, thoug ...
15-4-2018 at 20:56
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
And yet, the 17% still doesn't quite match the color of your gold nugget, which is clearly more yell ...
15-4-2018 at 15:05
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Unfortunately, it looks like I'll be taking the Edison approach to this. My butane microtorch provid ...
15-4-2018 at 13:34
by: elementcollector1
Melting Obsidian?
Sounds like resin and powdered obsidian would be the way to go, then. Hopefully I can powder it fine ...
15-4-2018 at 11:38
by: elementcollector1
Melting Obsidian?
I was wondering if it'd be possible to melt a larger quantity of obsidian into a solid block, in the ...
14-4-2018 at 20:18
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Is the one to the far right 15%, or 11% zinc? The one next to the pure copper chunk looks rather lik ...
14-4-2018 at 19:38
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Going to try to make "Pinchbeck 1" and the 85/15 alloy tomorrow from a few pennies (scaled-down vers ...
14-4-2018 at 18:57
by: elementcollector1
Telling apart Potash from Cinnabar
Any sufficiently heavy minerals can be panned. In fact, I've panned for garnets more than once, and ...
14-4-2018 at 11:05
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
'Borax glass', from what I can find, refers to the anhydrous salt, which is typically dehydrated by ...
13-4-2018 at 12:34
by: elementcollector1
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