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Strange element names and codes
[rquote=490602&tid=76225&author=zts16]Ideas? Meh. It would be a lot more confusing to change ...
18-8-2017 at 10:36
by: metalresearcher
Getting Calcium metal by thermite reaction with Al ?
I heard in a periodic video on the Youtube channel of Martyn Poliakoff (most of you will probably kn ...
18-8-2017 at 09:57
by: metalresearcher
Strange element names and codes
Some elements have strange or confusing names.

- Bohrium (107) which is confusing with Boron (5). ...
18-8-2017 at 09:54
by: metalresearcher
I want to hear your favorite chemistry demonstrations
CaSO4 + aluminum powder is very powerful.
The CaSO4 is obtained from crushed plasterboard which I h ...
17-8-2017 at 11:44
by: metalresearcher
Ferrocerium as a reducing agent
No, FeCe won't reduce MgO to elemental Mg metal. It is too electro positive.
14-8-2017 at 12:39
by: metalresearcher
Sodium!
Add CaCl2 to the NaCl and the mp will lower to 640 C.
13-8-2017 at 09:12
by: metalresearcher
High temperature 'incineration' of smartphones and e-waste ?
[rquote=482483&tid=73880&author=NWS]I would recommend looking at chemical extraction first. ...
6-5-2017 at 12:34
by: metalresearcher
High temperature 'incineration' of smartphones and e-waste ?
A smartphone contains at least half of all 83 natural occurring elements.
Currently most e-waste go ...
6-5-2017 at 08:55
by: metalresearcher
What states still sell Toluene?
Paint thinner (not turpentine) is almost pure toluene, but I don't know what purity you require.
25-3-2017 at 04:04
by: metalresearcher
Quick question on a potassium chlorate cell
Rather easy.

I have a 5V 40A power supply ordered at amazon.de for $30. And I use an MMO anode.
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16-3-2017 at 13:22
by: metalresearcher
CaO + al yields Ca metal ?
I heard that that would produce Ca metal, while I thought that Ca is more reactive than Al.

3 CaO ...
13-3-2017 at 11:21
by: metalresearcher
Inside an oxygen concentrator
Any ideas how much O2/N2 ratio these devices produce normally ?

I am currently after a discarded ...
12-11-2016 at 00:03
by: metalresearcher
Pretty Pictures (2)
Aluminum with silver sand (i.e. rather pure SiO2) heated in an electric arc to the boiling point of ...
7-11-2016 at 13:23
by: metalresearcher
Which vacuum pump ?
What I want to do with it ?
Vacuum distillations of aqueous solutions, low pressure experiments wit ...
5-11-2016 at 09:19
by: metalresearcher
Which vacuum pump ?
I am looking for a vacuum pump for obtaining pressures preferably under 0.01 bar.
I found several o ...
5-11-2016 at 02:12
by: metalresearcher
Carbon Foam Refractory Made From Bread
I took the 'bread char' out of the cooled wood stove.
The 'bread char' is very fragile. It breaks e ...
4-11-2016 at 00:11
by: metalresearcher
Carbon Foam Refractory Made From Bread
Just put a roll of bread wrapped in aluminium foil into the wood stove. I am curious how this turns ...
3-11-2016 at 12:47
by: metalresearcher
Making a really HOT electric resistance furnace
Great tips !
I already have experimented with electric arcs. Making CaC2 from CaO + charcoal, boili ...
1-11-2016 at 11:17
by: metalresearcher
Making Al powder yourself ?
How can I get a ball mill ?
On ebay I found some but costs thousands of dollars, probably for indus ...
1-11-2016 at 10:47
by: metalresearcher
Making Al powder yourself ?
I have a box of Al lathings, saved from lathing aluminum.

Is it possible to downgrind it to Al po ...
31-10-2016 at 12:45
by: metalresearcher
Water >> H2 and 1/2O2 electrolysis
Where can I get such a device (Hoffmann apparatus) ?

Ebay has it but seller ships within US only ...
29-10-2016 at 00:48
by: metalresearcher
Making a really HOT electric resistance furnace
Interesting article.
It also states that metals like Mo, W or Ta are rather useless as they oxidize ...
26-10-2016 at 07:50
by: metalresearcher
Making a really HOT electric resistance furnace
In the largest [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZrO2]online chemical textbook[/url] is stated that ...
24-10-2016 at 12:33
by: metalresearcher
Making a really HOT electric resistance furnace
The Nernst lamp might be an interesting source as it can be used in open air.

Preheating up the N ...
24-10-2016 at 08:50
by: metalresearcher
Making a really HOT electric resistance furnace
I have a kanthal furnace (http://kanthal.velp.info) which is very controllable and reaches 1100 C.
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23-10-2016 at 11:50
by: metalresearcher
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