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Make Potassium (from versuchschemie.de)
My initial tests with mineral oil failed as well - when I switched to kerosene lamp oil, things star ...
8-9-2018 at 09:09
by: elementcollector1
Building a high-temperature induction furnace
That's a fascinating design - unfortunately, I don't have a sister. I may have to learn this strange ...
29-8-2018 at 13:53
by: elementcollector1
Building a high-temperature induction furnace
I plan to make boules of at least 6" height by 3" diameter, so assuming the boule expands all the wa ...
29-8-2018 at 13:17
by: elementcollector1
Building a high-temperature induction furnace
Yes, but I'm looking to create quite a large 2000-degree Celsius hot zone. I imagine even with the s ...
29-8-2018 at 11:52
by: elementcollector1
Building a high-temperature induction furnace
I've decided to attempt to recreate the Czochralski process for making large gemstone boules. This p ...
29-8-2018 at 10:19
by: elementcollector1
Any place to get granular purified silicone dioxide for chemistry applications?
If you were feeling particularly adventurous, you could always 'polish' the glass bits in the equiva ...
27-8-2018 at 16:16
by: elementcollector1
Any place to get granular purified silicone dioxide for chemistry applications?
'Florida white sand' is the stuff I plan to use. Color is generally good enough indicator of purity ...
27-8-2018 at 12:21
by: elementcollector1
can a diamond dissolve in acid ?
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Well, pearls are organic in origin but mineral in ...
22-8-2018 at 10:19
by: elementcollector1
can a diamond dissolve in acid ?
Heated amethyst turns anywhere from yellow to a rich brown, depending on the starting saturation. Th ...
21-8-2018 at 12:07
by: elementcollector1
Hydrothermal Synthesis of Sulfides
And that gives me rough estimates of 22,000 psi on the low end and 28,000 psi on the high end. Nice! ...
20-8-2018 at 09:15
by: elementcollector1
Hydrothermal Synthesis of Sulfides
If I recall correctly, they never mentioned the fill rate for any of their experiments, so you're qu ...
19-8-2018 at 13:56
by: elementcollector1
Hydrothermal Synthesis of Sulfides
Yeah, I was definitely thinking of remote operation.

From what I've read, the trade-off for lower ...
19-8-2018 at 12:23
by: elementcollector1
Hydrothermal Synthesis of Sulfides
I'd considered the steam tables, but I'm not sure if this setup qualifies as 'saturated steam.' Stil ...
18-8-2018 at 13:37
by: elementcollector1
Hydrothermal Synthesis of Sulfides
So here's the thing I don't get. According to what little I know of thermodynamics, even 20 mL of wa ...
18-8-2018 at 11:48
by: elementcollector1
Bad days in the lab or with glassware?
Recrystallize it, maybe? If you haven't already thrown it away, that is.
18-8-2018 at 09:03
by: elementcollector1
Water listed as "Toxic Substance" under US Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976!
So, I'm presuming the fact that human bodies are 70-80% water doesn't bother you?

If being immort ...
16-8-2018 at 15:13
by: elementcollector1
Monthly or bi-monthly "exotic" group chemical/reagent purchase - w/re-shipping to members
I would think tert-butanol deserves a spot as well (although maybe it's technically covered in 'alco ...
13-8-2018 at 19:59
by: elementcollector1
Where can I buy precious metals for cheapest prices?
Personally, I think it's worth looking into gold panning and gem hunting around one's area. It's not ...
13-8-2018 at 12:19
by: elementcollector1
What is the maximum voltage batteries can handle?
You would not get electrocuted by a 1 MV battery's sole terminal, no. You'd get electrocuted by the ...
11-8-2018 at 20:05
by: elementcollector1
strange trick on the beach, help me figure this out
I imagine only one or a few of the stones are coated with a chemical that reacts with the milky whit ...
10-8-2018 at 13:08
by: elementcollector1
PEROXIDE REMOVAL FROM DIOXANE
Nice! Can you post some pics of your process?
4-8-2018 at 18:53
by: elementcollector1
Cerium (III) Oxide
I may have managed reduction of CeO2 to Ce2O3 a few years ago in high school. Reagents used were pur ...
28-7-2018 at 22:05
by: elementcollector1
Increasing water pump pressure using 2 pumps in series?
To give a general answer, yes: Putting two water pumps in series will give a little less than double ...
25-7-2018 at 19:37
by: elementcollector1
Hydrothermal Synthesis of Sulfides
What's the max pressure for your hydrothermal vessel? Most syntheses I've seen for quartz and others ...
22-7-2018 at 11:22
by: elementcollector1
Exotic Aircraft Wing Design - Peer Review?
Looks like they ended up choosing NACA 6425. Apparently, this was an unusually thick choice on their ...
22-6-2018 at 22:39
by: elementcollector1
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