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Alternative hobbies that appeal to those with interest in chemistry
Photography is my other main hobby with golf and badminton for sports. I am interested in just about ...
28-4-2017 at 23:43
by: nezza
What in the world happened
I have had the same experience with acetic anhydride and ethanol. Adding acid to the mixture causes ...
9-4-2017 at 23:39
by: nezza
Sensitive ammonium compounds and synthesis
NitrIte and ammonium ion is a classic means of producing nitrogen gas. Ammonium nitrate on heating g ...
7-4-2017 at 23:16
by: nezza
Freezing ethanol with liquid carbon dioxide?
Dry ice and acetone does get viscous and reaches a very low temperature. Dropping warm water into th ...
6-4-2017 at 02:57
by: nezza
Molten Europium
Thanks for the info on Europium (II) colours. Do you have a source ?.
In any case it explains my ob ...
10-3-2017 at 00:44
by: nezza
A quick test.
Spot on. I had a sample of Europium in my element collection which had got a heavy coating of oxide/ ...
6-3-2017 at 00:36
by: nezza
A quick test.
Cold water. The gas released is hydrogen.
5-3-2017 at 11:23
by: nezza
A quick test.
Clue 2. The object dropped in is an element.
5-3-2017 at 07:43
by: nezza
A quick test.
Here's a clue. The liquid is just water.
5-3-2017 at 05:24
by: nezza
A quick test.
here's a quick test. What reaction is shown in the attached video. It is shot in real time.

[fil ...
5-3-2017 at 04:02
by: nezza
Camera Selection, Filming Pyrotechnics
I use a Panasonic Lumix FZ-200. It was a reasonable price and gives 100 fps at 720p or 200 fps at VG ...
3-3-2017 at 01:44
by: nezza
Alternatives to sulphuric acid for make ethyl borate
The sulphuric acid acts a a catalyst and a desiccant removing the water produced by the reaction. I ...
5-2-2017 at 02:26
by: nezza
First test for a safe KCN synthesis
You can make mixed KCN/NaCN by heating DRY ferrocyanide with Sodium and extracting with water. I sus ...
5-2-2017 at 02:23
by: nezza
Acid/Base extraction of ASA from aspirin
Dissolve aspirin in NaOH -> Sodium acetylsalicylate. Do not heat. Sodium Carbonate might work.
F ...
3-2-2017 at 02:23
by: nezza
Extremely beginnery question (sorry)
You can.
2-2-2017 at 02:11
by: nezza
The Stronger Acid
Dry HBr is purely covalent and there is no acid species present.
1-2-2017 at 01:36
by: nezza
Making Gold III chloride?
The beauty of using Aqua Regia is that all of the products are volative or gases so the gold solutio ...
1-2-2017 at 01:35
by: nezza
Isopropyl Acetate
From my experience isopropyl acetate smells vaguely like petrol or cyclohexane, not particularly fru ...
27-1-2017 at 03:33
by: nezza
Elemental Thallium under glycerol
That is because Thallium(I) chloride is insoluble in water. Any acid with a soluble Thallium(I) salt ...
20-1-2017 at 00:08
by: nezza
Periodic Table Display
Here is my effort at a periodic table with a few notes.

1. I deliberately stopped at Bismuth as r ...
12-1-2017 at 02:04
by: nezza
H2S preparation
You will not be able to make H2SO4 from MnSO4 and H2S in an aqueous environment. MnS has a highish s ...
12-12-2016 at 01:17
by: nezza
MnO2 -> MnSO4; What is the best route?
In acid conditions Mn2+ is the stable species. Adding Hydrogen peroxide and dilute Sulphuric acid to ...
4-12-2016 at 03:50
by: nezza
Red chemiluminescence
Here's a picture of the red chemiluminescence from Woelen's method. Thanks for the method Woelen.

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21-11-2016 at 00:33
by: nezza
Polishing scratches from a microscope lens?
Do not try to polish the scratches out. It will invariably impair the performance of the lens. Clean ...
13-11-2016 at 01:54
by: nezza
2,4-DNPH in schools - overreaction
"They have this chemical. It is no longer in the curriculum.". Are "A" level chemistry students the ...
2-11-2016 at 12:36
by: nezza
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