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Preparation of elemental phosphorus
I succeeded.

I heated 7g (NaPO3)6 + 3g Al + 2g silica sand in a steel tube retort with a copper t ...
15-7-2020 at 11:30
by: metalresearcher
Finally I isolated Sodium (and potassium)
And now I got potassium in nice silvery beads !
I used KCl obtained from K2CO3 dissolved in HCl sol ...
1-7-2020 at 10:53
by: metalresearcher
Where to get a short path destillation head in Germany?
Try ebay.com instead of ebay.de. More choice.

Aliexpress is an option and another good supplier i ...
30-6-2020 at 21:42
by: metalresearcher
Finally I isolated Sodium (and potassium)
[rquote=639525&tid=155687&author=Belowzero]Nice experiment !

KCl can be cheaply obtained ...
30-6-2020 at 09:17
by: metalresearcher
Finally I isolated Sodium (and potassium)
As requested, here pictures of my retort.

It is a 3/4" 3mm thick steel pipe, 80mm long, squeezed ...
29-6-2020 at 21:47
by: metalresearcher
Finally I isolated Sodium (and potassium)
I have some Li metal and found a Youtube video of a guy distilling K from KCl + Li metal.
I repeate ...
29-6-2020 at 11:55
by: metalresearcher
Preparation of elemental phosphorus
Three yars later I stumbled upon this thread and found my failed attemps te make P4 in a 1400 C reto ...
22-6-2020 at 06:31
by: metalresearcher
What happened to AlloyAvenue forums ?
I was an active member at the forum section of www.alloyavenue.com about casting, metal melting and ...
2-6-2020 at 12:32
by: metalresearcher
Extracting Magnesium from Wood Ash
Forget it. Mg is harder to isolate than K or Na.
2-6-2020 at 12:26
by: metalresearcher
What type of vessel to use for MELTING NaOH or KOH at 1200C?
Probably these bases will decompose in Na2O resp. K2O and water vapor at these temperatures. Or woul ...
2-6-2020 at 12:14
by: metalresearcher
Buying chemicals in Poland "OTC"
[rquote=635555&tid=152908&author=mackolol]Hadron scientific is quite good company, I order f ...
8-5-2020 at 08:40
by: metalresearcher
Methanol from denatured spirit ?
Recently I distilled the blue household spirit for testing my newly obtained 30cm Vigreux column.
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3-5-2020 at 11:44
by: metalresearcher
Separating lead and tin metal?
Without fumehood and outdoor experiments it will be difficult. Sn and Pb are very intimately alloyed ...
18-4-2020 at 09:24
by: metalresearcher
[Q]: How can I remove this stopper from the distiller ?
I have been using this distiller for years. It works great, particularly with the water cooling.
Bu ...
18-4-2020 at 09:19
by: metalresearcher
Isolate Mn metal from MnO2 + Al thermite
I tried it again. Now I used 1.5g Al powder and 3g MnO2 and 1.5g SiO2 as moderator. The reaction ran ...
26-3-2020 at 12:08
by: metalresearcher
Isolate Mn metal from MnO2 + Al thermite
I tried this experiment in a 2:1 MnO2 + Al stoichiometric mixture and it indeed reacted quickly. but ...
26-3-2020 at 00:08
by: metalresearcher
Removing charcoal from evaporating dish
Problem solved after three trials.

(-) The KOH in eithanol did not work, even after igniting the ...
10-1-2020 at 04:29
by: metalresearcher
Removing charcoal from evaporating dish
Recntly I made activated carbon by powdered DIY charcoal with a CaCl2 solution and dried it in a whi ...
7-1-2020 at 13:07
by: metalresearcher
Activated carbon filter in fumehood vent ?
I have a vented fumehood and mostly this is sufficient, but when I am working with noxious chemicals ...
29-12-2019 at 01:26
by: metalresearcher
Plastics recycling: why not treat waste as crude oil ?
[rquote=628623&tid=154639&author=MadHatter]I live in Maine, 1 of 10 states that have refund ...
27-12-2019 at 05:12
by: metalresearcher
Plastics recycling: why not treat waste as crude oil ?
Several articles appear in the media on plastic waste and it is so hard to dispose it off or recycle ...
27-12-2019 at 00:45
by: metalresearcher
CO is flammable, but CO2 unstable above 800 C ?
The Bouduouard equilibrium as described in worlds largest [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudoua ...
24-10-2019 at 09:09
by: metalresearcher
Making Potassium metal by distillation with Al and KOH
I used stabilized Al powder (3.5g) and 11g KOH of which is I guess 7-8 g real KOH, rest water.
Toda ...
15-10-2019 at 08:34
by: metalresearcher
I tried, but to no avail
I used a welded steel retort (22mm OD) attached with a gas pipe coupling to a 12mm copper tube endin ...
14-10-2019 at 10:56
by: metalresearcher
Why is there no such thing as H3NO4 ?
There is phosphoric acid H3PO4, arsenic acid H3AsO4, both from the same group as nitrogen and in oxi ...
29-9-2019 at 11:23
by: metalresearcher
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