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Preventing foam formation-steam distillation?
You might try adding some calcium chloride to the boiling flask; I can't imagine it would impact the ...
16-9-2017 at 18:20
by: mayko
Growing Crystals in Gels
[rquote=491482&tid=75682&author=mayko]One thing this reminds me of is a series of kits that ...
10-9-2017 at 13:40
by: mayko
Stupid chemistry exercises in school
You might like Bill Beatty's page of pedagogical science misconceptions; there's also a chapter in S ...
7-9-2017 at 09:25
by: mayko
Everyday Chemistry
Today, I learned that gelatin will rotate polarized light along its stress lines, much like transpar ...
6-9-2017 at 18:53
by: mayko
Growing Crystals in Gels
One thing this reminds me of is a series of kits that used to be available; they were each a big gla ...
2-9-2017 at 20:45
by: mayko
Dimethylation of Tryptamine with amine N-methyltransferase
The biosynthetic pathway in Psilocybes has been unraveled; might be of interest. In particular, they ...
15-8-2017 at 10:31
by: mayko
Having dreams/nightmares about chemicals
When I was starting to read, probably first grade, I had a copy of[url=https://www.amazon.com/Gregs- ...
5-8-2017 at 22:57
by: mayko
Chemical Tanker Seen on Highway
Molten sulfur transport by rail, Durham 2012



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27-7-2017 at 17:30
by: mayko
Detritus from Acid Attacks in UK: Here We Go Again
I thought we weren't doing this sort of thread any more? It's tiring to keep learning how gross some ...
14-7-2017 at 12:54
by: mayko
When Chemistry Goes Wrong
Squirted myself in the eye with 91% IPA the other day while cleaning the kitchen. Will definitely gi ...
13-7-2017 at 11:01
by: mayko
Cobalt Oxalate Precipitation
[rquote=487216&tid=75279&author=Vylletra Heart]Why do you use such a huge excess of the acid ...
8-7-2017 at 10:13
by: mayko
Cobalt Oxalate Precipitation
I have generally added an excess of oxalic acid when preparing transition metal oxalates from solubl ...
7-7-2017 at 16:14
by: mayko
Pretty Pictures (2)
Hot off the press, a never-before-published photograph of plutonium tetrafluoride! This was obtai ...
6-7-2017 at 17:25
by: mayko
Building solar concentrators
Here's one I made a while back using mirror chips and a satellite dish:
https://www.sciencemadness. ...
1-7-2017 at 11:55
by: mayko
Cobalt Oxalate complexes
In my experience, transition metal oxalates are pretty insoluble, including cobalt oxalate. Merck li ...
25-6-2017 at 10:22
by: mayko
The system has failed to process your request.
I seem to be the only person afflicted, and like I've said it seems specific to certain PDFs.
20-6-2017 at 05:16
by: mayko
The system has failed to process your request.
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19-6-2017 at 17:35
by: mayko
Organic Polymer from Glycerol and Citric Acid Experiment
Here's another interesting polymer using citric acid as a cross-linking agent:


Altuna, F. I., P ...
19-6-2017 at 17:33
by: mayko
A science/chemistry show
The Riejke Tube, also called the Hoot Tube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pncG3lJUOdY
16-6-2017 at 17:41
by: mayko
What's your job?
I'm a research technician in a university biology lab. Most of my day is spent on bioinformatics, bu ...
8-6-2017 at 12:20
by: mayko
When Chemistry Goes Wrong
Hey, at least no one has had a flaming barrel of possibly-chlorine fall from the sky yet! Keep up th ...
2-6-2017 at 07:36
by: mayko
Pretty Pictures (2)

A few flowers I was keeping, with stems split between two water sources, each dyed a different col ...
27-5-2017 at 12:41
by: mayko
Filter paper from commonly available materials?
Pharmacies sell "cotton rounds", for removing makeup & other facial cleaning uses; they're flat ...
24-5-2017 at 19:43
by: mayko
How much have you spent on your lab?
Figure 1: Me, looking back and trying to reckon this sum...

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21-5-2017 at 15:03
by: mayko
When Chemistry Goes Wrong
I tried recreating it on a small scale with concentrated NaOH; nothing happened with the stick but t ...
16-5-2017 at 11:04
by: mayko
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