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C + NaOH experiment - Did anything happen?
[rquote=639417&tid=155677&author=Eddie Current]

Do you have a paper on this original proc ...
28-6-2020 at 16:28
by: elementcollector1
C + NaOH experiment - Did anything happen?
This technically counts as an example of carbothermic reduction, and is similar to how sodium was fi ...
28-6-2020 at 15:50
by: elementcollector1
Rosco Bodine has been banned
[rquote=639002&tid=154978&author=Joeychemist]While I do miss the exciting and experimentally ...
27-6-2020 at 08:35
by: elementcollector1
What wets mercury?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-tension_values

If I'm reading this right, water on mercury ...
13-5-2020 at 08:58
by: elementcollector1
My parents dont let me buy platinum
http://www.elementalscientific.net/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=2600
This is what I used fo ...
10-5-2020 at 15:31
by: elementcollector1
Breaking bad chemistry + fireworks from Mexico question
Not having watched Breaking Bad in my life - P[sub]2[/sub]O[sub]5[/sub] and TATP, respectively? No i ...
9-5-2020 at 20:56
by: elementcollector1
KOH from KCl using electrolysis
It won't work. Lower surface area of the anode just means it has a higher current density, not that ...
2-5-2020 at 10:48
by: elementcollector1
Why have different colour lids?
White's a colored dye, and other colors might be cheaper. Black would seem to be the cheapest, but p ...
7-4-2020 at 10:52
by: elementcollector1
Looking for platinum wire
[rquote=632776&tid=20466&author=WGTR]Considering that platinum is very useful in chemistry, ...
18-3-2020 at 10:51
by: elementcollector1
Cerium pyrophoricity
In finely divided form, it's pyrophoric. See this page for behavior in bulk form:

https://www.ele ...
14-3-2020 at 18:54
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Switched over to brass for a bit. I was curious to see if I could make an ingot without lighting the ...
14-3-2020 at 16:02
by: elementcollector1
Rosco Bodine has been banned
I wasn't around for his more productive posts (in part because I don't have an interest in energetic ...
4-3-2020 at 20:16
by: elementcollector1
What's the cheapest metal powder to make?
The difference between welding and soldering (I think) is that for welding, at the working temperatu ...
7-2-2020 at 18:49
by: elementcollector1
Purify ferrous sulfate
[rquote=628515&tid=154571&author=Bedlasky][rquote=628497&tid=154571&author=vibbzlab] ...
24-12-2019 at 12:49
by: elementcollector1
Make Potassium (from versuchschemie.de)
Shell D70 isn't really the most important part - kerosene/lamp oil works just as well. I personally ...
20-12-2019 at 18:24
by: elementcollector1
Iodine resublimation
Where's your sublimation surface? Could do with some additional cooling.

I personally store all m ...
8-12-2019 at 09:11
by: elementcollector1
Introducing new amateur chemist
[rquote=625766&tid=154298&author=vibbzlab]Is there alternative to silica crucibles. I actual ...
9-11-2019 at 16:25
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
And here they are!

[img]https://66.media.tumblr.com/782f14b0275be4b3ddeee22ec159ecee/tumblr_q0q24 ...
9-11-2019 at 13:57
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Just got some (presumably) A356 aluminum alloy wheel parts from a local junkyard. Should be about 7% ...
7-11-2019 at 14:13
by: elementcollector1
Granulation of glass and fine abrasive powder
Definitely a job for a ball mill. Cheap and easy way to do it is a rock tumbler and some steel sling ...
7-11-2019 at 14:07
by: elementcollector1
Selectively complexing copper at low pH
Not sure how applicable this is, but it came to mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRiBYMv6Tz4
7-11-2019 at 14:06
by: elementcollector1
Preparing "Neutral" Copper(II) Nitrate Solution for Aldehyde Synthesis
Crystallize the nitrate out at low temperature and redissolve it? Or would some acid become trapped ...
5-11-2019 at 18:01
by: elementcollector1
Making Pinchbeck Brass
Nice photography work! Your camera is way better than mine. I'm pleased to see I was able to get ver ...
4-11-2019 at 18:32
by: elementcollector1
is it normal that i just want to play around with chemicals and make organic molecules for the hell of it
Currently making manganese sulfate from zinc-MnO2 batteries again. Why? Because it's bright pink. I ...
3-11-2019 at 19:16
by: elementcollector1
2019 Secret Santa
Ha. I see that Super Santa option - I remember when I did that for one of the earliest SS's. It's ac ...
26-10-2019 at 19:05
by: elementcollector1
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