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Can sodium metal really be transparent ?
Well, if you are experimenting, do try putting a piece of filter paper over the top of an overfull b ...
21-9-2017 at 05:37
by: j_sum1
Molten Thorium Salt Breeder Reactors - a discussion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7baTdyHv8g

This video came over my YT feed and I watched it and ...
21-9-2017 at 04:47
by: j_sum1
Can sodium metal really be transparent ?
Why do you doubt that it gets above 318C?
It glows red hot first beforehand. It is surrounded by a ...
20-9-2017 at 13:52
by: j_sum1
Radium extraction from watch hands
It would be a pretty massive clock hand to have an eighth of a gram of paint. And if you have eight ...
17-9-2017 at 02:46
by: j_sum1
Private forum for discussing patentable ideas?
Interesting idea. I am wondering how much use it would get. I know it is the first place I would rea ...
16-9-2017 at 00:47
by: j_sum1
Argent Scientific Stock Clearance - Australia
This sounds great, Andrew.
Looking forward to browsing the online shelves.
14-9-2017 at 15:44
by: j_sum1
Short question / quick answer - Thread
IIRC, Panache is our resident expert on airbag systems. And again, IIRC he does not recommend disas ...
13-9-2017 at 20:24
by: j_sum1
Osmium tetroxide decomposition
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Think the horders tv show... But with piles of s ...
12-9-2017 at 18:08
by: j_sum1
Osmium tetroxide decomposition
You should have no problem selling Os powder once you have cleaned it.
Actually, you probably won't ...
12-9-2017 at 14:42
by: j_sum1
Police check on a school order
It looks as though there is a slight change in procedure in Aus -- or at least in QLD.

I recently ...
10-9-2017 at 20:08
by: j_sum1
Mysterious compound
Well the rust-blood complex with Fe3+ is as far as I know unique. Nothing else reacts with ferric in ...
9-9-2017 at 05:10
by: j_sum1
Mysterious compound
I would have thought ammonium thiosulfate was more likely -- at least a more likely mislabel.

You ...
9-9-2017 at 04:02
by: j_sum1
Stupid chemistry exercises in school
I am going to chime in as an educator here. It is a bit of an art. One thing is that we need to di ...
7-9-2017 at 18:06
by: j_sum1
Mystery Glassware Identification Thread
Looks to me like a reaction vessel for when you want good temperature control and strong stirring. ...
6-9-2017 at 18:48
by: j_sum1
Hydrogen Peroxide and Carbonic Acid Reaction
Well, thinking this through logically.
H2O2 is an oxidiser. As CO2 the carbon is already fully oxi ...
6-9-2017 at 17:43
by: j_sum1
Tour My Lab
Awesome Arky.
Glad you are back up on deck. I guess this means the leg is well on the mend.
6-9-2017 at 14:18
by: j_sum1
Acquisition and/or synthesis of thiocyanates without using cyanide
Why not use the ferrocyanide to test for ferric ions? IIRC it is more sensitive than thiocyanate an ...
4-9-2017 at 16:42
by: j_sum1
The Short Questions Thread (4)
Given that, I would smear a tiny portion on a microscope slide and leave it for a number of hours. ...
4-9-2017 at 14:42
by: j_sum1
Chromium(III) oxide from K2Cr2O7
I always use a bit of excess and of couse keep it acidic as well as giving it some time.
4-9-2017 at 03:01
by: j_sum1
The Short Questions Thread (4)
Calcium fluorite is amongst the most insoluble things there is. Other calcium halides are soluble a ...
3-9-2017 at 18:01
by: j_sum1
Chromium(III) oxide from K2Cr2O7
It can be reduced with just about anything. I commonly convert waste Cr(VI) to Cr(III) for storage ...
3-9-2017 at 16:04
by: j_sum1
Safe Disposal of Sodium Chlorite
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Jeeez! I specified cannabis, not a 'synthetic ...
31-8-2017 at 14:46
by: j_sum1
Safe Disposal of Sodium Chlorite
[rquote=491283&tid=76404&author=hissingnoise]Dora, cannabis is the only remedy found to be e ...
30-8-2017 at 15:09
by: j_sum1
Advice for an Australian chemist.
Thanks bountyhunter.
None of what you said actually negates anything of mine that you quoted. But ...
30-8-2017 at 14:49
by: j_sum1
Can sodium metal really be transparent ?
There are already a couple of threads on this. No clear consensus on what is happening. But it is sa ...
30-8-2017 at 02:25
by: j_sum1
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