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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 15:40
Topical Compendium, Mk. II


So, the passing of bfesser also came with the deletion of the Topical Compendium, a compilation of the most useful topics towards particular subjects. Unfortunately, I don't remember most (if not all) of the contents of the TC, and no one else seems to be making a new one.
So, I'm putting this out there for forum members to contribute the best topics towards what will eventually be the second Topical Compendium. So far, I really don't have much, so I'll be adding a lot of new stuff too.
A note: I will also be putting select YouTube videos on here. If you want your video taken off the list for any reason, let me know.

Glassware:
Bad days in the lab or with glassware?
Cleaning glassware

Acids:
Nitric acid, other nitrogen compounds: Industrial Nitrogen Compounds and Explosives
Fixation of Atmospheric Nitrogen
Sulfuric acid: Preparation of H2SO4 by the lead chamber process - success
Hydrochloric acid:
Other acids:

Bases:
Sodium hydroxide:
Potassium hydroxide:
Other bases:

Elements:
H: Ampouling gases
He: Alternative inert gases
Li: Cleaning and making lithium look presentable
Be: Extraction of beryllium from beryl
B: Make Elemental Boron
Isolation of Boron from Borax
C: Dehydration of sugar by sulfuric acid
N: N2 - nitrogen from air
O: LOX (Liquid Oxygen)
F: Preparing elemental fluorine in your home lab?
Ne:
Na: Unconventional Sodium
Electrolysis of alkali salts at STP
Mg: Extracting magnesium metal from its salts
Mg metal from MgO
Al: Aluminum Powder
Preparation of Anhydrous AlCl3 in DCM (photos)
Si: Silicon (And Boron)
Make Thermite out of Sand
P: Preparation of elemental phosphorus
Preparation of elemental phosphorus - Summation
S: Hot toluene: A great solvent for sulfur
Sulfur and Toluene : Growing large rhombohedral crystals
Elemental sulfur from sulfates
Cl: Making Chlorine
Chlorine - Illustrated Practical Guide
Ar:
K: Make Potassium (from versuchschemie.de)
Ca:
Sc: Scandium : Why only 3+?
Ti:
V: Reduction of vanadium with magnesium
V2O5 catalyst for H2SO4 production
Vanadium Sulfate - Does it exist?
How to convert ferrovanadium (82%) in vanadium pentoxide?
Vanadium Colloid
Cr: Extract chromium from 18/0 stainless
Mn: Manganese chloride crystals
Manganese thermite
Permanganates
Fe: Questions About Thermite
Co:
Ni:
Cu:
Zn: Use chemistry to remove the copper plating on a penny
Ga: Ampouling Gallium?
Ge:
As: Arsenic from Skutterudite
Se:
Br:
Kr:
Rb: Searching for Lithium and Rubidium in Lepidolite
Sr: Strontium and Barium
Y:
Zr:
Nb: Dissolving niobium metal
niobium pentachloride - interesting reagent?
Mo: Molybdenum from molybdic acid - success!
Molybdenum metal
Ru:
Rh:
Pd:
Ag:
Cd: Melting/cleaning cadmium metal
In:
Sn:
Sb:
Te:
I: Alternative Iodine Isolation
Iodine drying
Xe:
Cs: Cesium from CsCl
Alkali Metal Synthesis
Ba:
La:
Ce:
Pr:
Nd: The trouble with neodymium
Two times neodymium sulfate, different colors
Sm:
Eu:
Gd:
Tb: Green Smash-Glow Crystals
General Discussion of Terbium Compounds
Dy:
Ho:
Er:
Tm:
Yb:
Lu:
Hf: Hafnium - Plasma Torch Electrode
Ta:
W:
Re:
Os:
Ir:
Pt:
Au:
Hg: Refining mercury from cinnabar
Tl:
Pb: The lead salts preparation thread!
Bi: Bismuth from its Subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol (R))
Th: Thorium Separation from TIG Electrodes
U:
Am:


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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 15:57


I downloaded a backup of the forum not long ago. I will find it on my PC and see if it contains the TC.
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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 15:58


If befeser did that kind of damage when he left, then it must be looked at long and hard before handing the keys to the castle to anyone else.
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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 16:02


I had no Idea it was gone until this thread... If ever I should want to leave I certainly will not take away any meaningful things I have done to benefit the site.
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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 16:44


Quote: Originally posted by Mailinmypocket  
I downloaded a backup of the forum not long ago. I will find it on my PC and see if it contains the TC.


That would be all kinds of helpful.

@hyfalcon: Are you implying that I would do the same upon leaving ScienceMadness? I'm confused.

Also, let's not jump to conclusions as to why TC mark I was deleted, and instead make the focus of this thread on making a better one.




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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 17:07


I said what I meant. If I thought you would do the same I would have said as much. Don't put words into my mouth.
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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 17:22


I'm not 'putting words into your mouth', I'm confused as to your meaning. What keys, what castle and why?



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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 17:25



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So, I'm putting this out there for forum members to contribute the best topics towards what will eventually be the second Topical Compendium.

How do we contribute?




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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 17:41


Post a topic on here that you'd like to see in the compendium. For example:
"I think this should be on here. http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=17362"




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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 18:51


Ok,
H2:
He:
Li:this [fixed]
Be:this
B:this + this
C:
N2: this + this
O2:this
F2: this
Ne:
Na:this +this.
Mg:this
Co:
Ni:this
Cu:schweizer's reagent

Ga: ampuling gallium
Ge:buying Ge+ dissolving Ge
Se:toxicity of Se
Br:isolation of Br
Kr:
Rb: isolation from chloride
Pd:
Ag:dissloving Ag +nitric acid and silver nitrate



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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 19:21


Zyklonb, the link for lithium is broken.

Here's one for scandium:
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=698

Two for neodymium:
https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=14...
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=24851

And two for terbium:
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=21885
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=27265




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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 19:59


A note on the one for scandium: It's not really a discussion of the chemistry of scandium so much as a discussion of a homework question about scandium. Should it be put in anyway, since we have no other topics about scandium chemistry?
Added the ones for Tb, Nd, F2, O2, N2, and B.




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[*] posted on 22-3-2014 at 20:32


The scandium one might as well stay for now, since we don't really have anything else to put there. If something else opens up that's more useful it can always be replaced. That way, there will at least be something there if somebody goes looking for information about scandium.
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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 04:03


My computer is being hard headed with the backup. It can be downloaded from the last post on this page though. The last backup was February 6 I believe so the TC should be in there

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=12051&...


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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 05:26


Iodine
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=29499#...
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=24862#...

Aluminum
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=14111

Manganese
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=8480

Gallium
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=26420

Oxygen
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=23211




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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 06:52
Original Topical Compendium Posts


I opened up the most recent backup of the Sciencemadness site and grabbed the original topical compendium posts. There are two in the attached archive. All that needs to done is to copy and past the text into a new post. It's best if an administrator does it so they can be edited as time goes by. If no one wants to do it then I can.



Attachment: Topical Compendium Posts.zip (11kB)
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[Edited on 23-3-2014 by madcedar]
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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 07:06


Sweet! Problem solved ;)
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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 09:58


EDIT: Shoot. This is way better than my old one. Problem is, I don't know this method of coding, so I'm rather flummoxed on how to insert new links!

Note: This compendium does not include topics in Energetic Materials (EM). Another compendium, specific to EM, is in the works. Please be patient.

Notice: Topical Compendium for Energetic Materials — Volunteer Needed

Also, be sure to check out Nicodem's Volunteer project: Org. chem. index of amateur syntheses


» Jump to Other Topics


H(click an element to jump to its entry)He
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLrRfDbSgBhHsMtDsRgCnFlLv


Topics by Element & Isotope (Alphabetical Order):

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» Jump to Topics by Element & Isotope

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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 10:27


Good to know that we got this one back.



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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 16:02


Quote: Originally posted by elementcollector1  
... I don't know this method of coding, so I'm rather flummoxed on how to insert new links!...


He's coded his post using html. It's easy enough to edit, you just have to have knowledge in html and take some care not to make a mess.

The topical compendium represents many hours of work and it would be a real shame to let it go to waste. The guy who did it obviously has mental problems of the type "if I can't have it then no one can". Well bad luck. It was saved with the site backup (just in time).

Like I hinted at before, this work should be made a sticky and edited on an ongoing basis. That's something only a moderator can do (I think).
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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 16:11


Quote: Originally posted by madcedar  

The topical compendium represents many hours of work and it would be a real shame to let it go to waste. The guy who did it obviously has mental problems of the type "if I can't have it then no one can". Well bad luck. It was saved with the site backup (just in time).


Well let's not immediately jump to the conclusion that bfesser had "mental problems." It's pretty harsh to throw that around with only circumstantial evidence. While it's unlikely, it could have just been some kind of accident.
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[*] posted on 23-3-2014 at 16:33


Hooray!

I have met bfesser in person (a few months ago; he lives about 10 miles from me), and, although he is most definitely not socially normal (as many of us, including myself, are not), I don't think he has mental problems. He probably just underestimated the value of his work.




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[*] posted on 22-1-2016 at 21:18


I have begun to move the Topical Compendium to the wiki, as I thought that it would be a better place for it to reside long term, and be easier for everyone to add to it.

Now you can find it here: http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Topical_Compe...
The Elements chapter is a reformatted version of bfesser's original. I've transferred everything from it, along with the additions proposed by elementcollector1 at the beginning of this thread.

If you don't have wiki editing access yet but want to work on it, feel free to U2U me and I will create an account for you.

Edit: Please post future discussion about the Topical Compendium in the Wiki Thread.

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