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It's true: preatomic chemistry got a lot wrong, but nonetheless motivated a productive research prog ...
26-4-2017 at 08:55
by: mayko
Name that rock
[rquote=435356&tid=28664&author=mayko][rquote=435337&tid=28664&author=Morgan]Maybe o ...
18-4-2017 at 09:29
by: mayko
Liquid Mercury 3x distilled dental grade 99.9% Cheap!
here's a mad science project (best avoided, imho) that I heard about the other day, requiring bulk m ...
16-4-2017 at 12:20
by: mayko
Pretty Pictures (2)

Recrystallized ammonium chloride:

The hair-like towers continued to grow w ...
9-4-2017 at 10:10
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry
today's lab was a vanadium-catalyzed epoxidation of geraniol with t-butyl hydroperoxide as an oxidan ...
7-4-2017 at 15:38
by: mayko
unconventional sodium
NurdRage had this to say this morning:

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6-4-2017 at 17:42
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry
Electrochemistry has always been a bit of a blind spot for me, so I've been running current from a w ...
5-4-2017 at 05:38
by: mayko
Chemistry April Fools
[url=]"Fired from my job a ...
4-4-2017 at 12:45
by: mayko
When Chemistry Goes Wrong
>ITT: When Chemistry Goes Wrong
>40% HF

[rquote=479513&tid=63645&autho ...
31-3-2017 at 11:34
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry
[rquote=473153&tid=64759&author=mayko]Yesterday, I read my first NMR in more than a decade.
30-3-2017 at 21:46
by: mayko
Last chemical order?
Found a big ol' bucket of calcium hypochlorite on the side of the road... mass production of chlorof ...
28-3-2017 at 11:00
by: mayko
The Short Questions Thread (4)
I've made a couple pounds of Fe2O3 from precipitating an iron solution with base (ammonia/sodium car ...
22-3-2017 at 16:22
by: mayko
Interesting experiments with light?
An unwanted CD or DVD can be used as a reflective diffraction grating; with a bit of bamboo or PVC p ...
18-3-2017 at 12:10
by: mayko
Manganese Heptoxide + Nitromethane = Nothing?!

I could absolutely see you doing that. For a momen ...
17-3-2017 at 07:00
by: mayko
Tired of reporting spam
9-3-2017 at 21:09
by: mayko
DIY GMO fish and amphibians...
[rquote=476233&tid=71677&author=Ursa]Any of you guys have a procedure for transfection for e ...
1-3-2017 at 13:22
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry
Last week's lab was a cobaloxime synthesis which... went badly. Instead of an orange-brown solid we ...
27-2-2017 at 19:25
by: mayko
Chemistry Diamonds on YouTube
If you've never seen bulk magnesium burning, it's worth checking out; the metal undergoes a weird ca ...
26-2-2017 at 10:56
by: mayko
Uses for vanillin?
You can use it as a TLC stain:
23-2-2017 at 07:42
by: mayko
Homemade and Repurposed Lab Gear
I had been doing camera work, including a bunch of chemistry videography & photography, using a ...
18-2-2017 at 14:58
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry
Synthesized ferrocene from sodium pentadienate and ferrous chloride!
17-2-2017 at 16:45
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry
My first lab session for the synthetic course involved making two vanadyl complexes. The acetylaceto ...
12-2-2017 at 09:28
by: mayko
Best of SM
QuantumCore threads are always good for a nervous chuckle: ...
10-2-2017 at 21:20
by: mayko
What did I make? (Experiment w/ Acetone, Sulfur, and NaOH)
acetone + sulfur dissolved in aqueous base has been discussed here a few times, but I don't know tha ...
8-2-2017 at 18:45
by: mayko
Best and worst smelling chemicals?
[rquote=473942&tid=1216&author=Metacelsus]Cephalexin itself doesn't have a smell (at least, ...
7-2-2017 at 10:25
by: mayko
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