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[*] posted on 27-2-2012 at 13:05


Quote: Originally posted by resveratrol  
pics or it didn't happen! =P


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[*] posted on 5-3-2012 at 09:36


I don't know where you found that flask but God has smiled upon you my very lucky friend.Mooning aside I wonder if any more can be had....
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[*] posted on 5-3-2012 at 09:48


You could build your own little chlor-alkali plant with all that mercury.
Or react the sodium amalgam with alcohols to make sodium alcoholate solutions, for organic chemistry like malonate ester alkylation or acetoacetate ester alkylation. Or reduce organic compounds with sodium amalgam in aqueous medium... Lots of possibilities.
Sodium amalgam with 1% Na is solid at room temp already, so reactions with it are always very limited in scale due to the large amounts of mercury required as a carrier for comparatively small amounts of sodium. You could do Na amalgam reductions on a fair scale with your mercury, and quickly "recharge" it by electrolysis.




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[*] posted on 5-3-2012 at 10:33


^^and make a fucking environmental disaster in his backyard before ending in hospital together with his neighbours . :D



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[*] posted on 13-3-2012 at 19:19
Mercury collection


I have a few ounces of mercury myself, although it's a little contaminated, I've been collecting mercury switches from defunct thermostats, scoring a line in the side with a triangle file, breaking the end off the tube, and adding it to a glass reagent jar I have.

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shocked.gif posted on 13-3-2012 at 21:31


Quote: Originally posted by magnus454  
I have a few ounces of mercury myself, although it's a little contaminated, I've been collecting mercury switches from defunct thermostats, scoring a line in the side with a triangle file, breaking the end off the tube, and adding it to a glass reagent jar I have.



A glass reagent botttle, IN TEXAS? *gasp*

Do you have a permit to own that illegal piece of meth-lab grade glassware?!
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[*] posted on 13-3-2012 at 22:42



Its a sure thing hard hitting california law banning hobby glassware will make remendous strides against the importation
of crack cocaine, heroin ,maqrijuana and what have you.California citizens can sleep warm/secure in thier beds knowing the state of califirnia Is extremely serious about the plaque of hobby glassware and the flood of illegal drugs it brings to the state.Imbeciles w/o a clue
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