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Rocket Fuel from UV Photolysis of Alcohol/Aqueous Nitrate?
" Process is slow but yield increases with time."
Only until you start to destroy it as fast as it' ...
19-9-2017 at 12:53
by: unionised
Rocket Fuel from UV Photolysis of Alcohol/Aqueous Nitrate?
"However, my general comment is that the rate of photolysis is generally low".
That's the problem.
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19-9-2017 at 11:58
by: unionised
Rocket Fuel from UV Photolysis of Alcohol/Aqueous Nitrate?
How high does the alkyl nitrate concentration need to be before the rate of photolysis is as high as ...
19-9-2017 at 11:09
by: unionised
Radium extraction from watch hands
How big can a watch hand be?
17-9-2017 at 05:52
by: unionised
Radium extraction from watch hands
Removing the zinc sulphide is the easy bit.
If you can't work that out, stop before you do any dama ...
17-9-2017 at 01:57
by: unionised
Candles question
Beeswax is another option.
You can make candles out of a number of materials.
Some may smoke less ...
16-9-2017 at 13:42
by: unionised
Radium extraction from watch hands
Separating the Ra doped Ba from the watch hands might be a reasonable prospect at home.
Departing t ...
16-9-2017 at 11:36
by: unionised
Synthesis of Ascorbic Acid
Since the product is an acid any cyanide present would be converted to HCN (which is a very weak aci ...
16-9-2017 at 08:22
by: unionised
Radium extraction from watch hands
Why bother?
All it does is make the risks bigger.
16-9-2017 at 05:22
by: unionised
My thoughts on the scientific method
[rquote=491996&tid=76734&author=Ramium]

surely becoming the most integrated and happy per ...
10-9-2017 at 05:10
by: unionised
Is potassium 40 ever isolated ?
I don't know how they get it to 4%, but if they took the stuff that's 4% and ran it through the same ...
10-9-2017 at 05:04
by: unionised
A question of units for chemical potential
Calling the Giibs free energy G and measuring it in Joules is like calling time T and measuring it ...
9-9-2017 at 07:13
by: unionised
Is potassium 40 ever isolated ?
You can buy it.
https://www.isotopes.gov/catalog/product.php?element=Potassium
I imagine you would ...
9-9-2017 at 06:22
by: unionised
Baking Soda in water
If my memory serves me right, the version which is stable in air is the sesquicarbonate.
If you le ...
3-9-2017 at 06:22
by: unionised
Thermal Decomposition of TCCA
The thermal decomposition products listed in MSDS are usually a guess, rather then the result of exp ...
3-9-2017 at 04:10
by: unionised
ways to liquidify chlorine at home?
I think it qualifies as one of those experiments that only needed to be done once. The risks from ch ...
3-9-2017 at 00:25
by: unionised
Alkyl Chloride preparation without anhydrous zinc chloride?
[rquote=491441&tid=76524&author=Melgar]...The chlorobutane should be the lowest-boiling comp ...
2-9-2017 at 03:56
by: unionised
Diluted sulfuric acid dehydration?
I wonder if the difference in availability of ether is due to living in different jurisdictions.
Wo ...
2-9-2017 at 03:51
by: unionised
Need microscope w/ 400x minimum
You can get an arbitrarily high magnification, but unless the optical quality is good enough to supp ...
2-9-2017 at 03:48
by: unionised
copper chloride synthesis - any free HCl left in solution ?
Incidentally, if you have excess copper, the solution turns clear when all the Cu(II) has been reduc ...
31-8-2017 at 12:20
by: unionised
How useful is a soxhlet ?
For some extractions- especially from natural products- there is more to it that just "adding enough ...
31-8-2017 at 11:36
by: unionised
Proposed sodium cyanoborohydride synthesis
I'm fairly adventurous as a home chemist, but I draw the line at (or somewhere before ) HCN in the h ...
27-8-2017 at 09:28
by: unionised
silver nitrate
AgCl will give silver if you melt it with Na2CO3
26-8-2017 at 05:27
by: unionised
Looking for NO2 scrubber feedback
[rquote=491043&tid=76247&author=Melgar][rquote=490860&tid=76247&author=physics incli ...
26-8-2017 at 04:33
by: unionised
Issues with stannous sulfate
How are you sopping the air getting to the tin (II) and oxidising it to stannic oxide?
23-8-2017 at 09:13
by: unionised
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