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[*] posted on 10-1-2016 at 15:11


Phenol/Salicylic Acid Reflux crystals are very cool.
Here's a video




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[*] posted on 11-1-2016 at 07:24


Quote: Originally posted by TheChemiKid  
Phenol/Salicylic Acid Reflux crystals are very cool.
Here's a video

Nice videon.
Wondering if it is possible to grow some large freestanding phenol crystals:D:D.




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[*] posted on 14-1-2016 at 11:38


Hello, These where not produced for the sake of growing crystals but non the less the process yielded some lovely pure crystals of the sugar alcohol Erythritol.

Process here: http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=26679

Now these crystals came from the tailings of this process that I had saved to use in my cooking, The mother liquor was poured back into the container and placed in the fridge (Its composition would be weak stevia extract and Erythritol mix, being the erythritol having a higher concentration)

When I went to add the wash water to the liquor I found these beautiful diamond shaped crystals in it!

Feed stock was Truvia, Erythritol/Stevia extract Sugar substitute.


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[*] posted on 17-1-2016 at 04:54


Kalso4.11h2o
-it isnt perfect crystal because it has grown only in 1week.
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[*] posted on 18-1-2016 at 14:37


Crystal grower, how did you manage to grow NaHCO3 crystals?



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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 06:34


Potassium nitrate is easy and gives nice looking crystals.


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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 08:07


Quote: Originally posted by Velzee  
Crystal grower, how did you manage to grow NaHCO3 crystals?

I didnt put much effort in it at all.
I dissolved soda in hot distilled water and then just lt it cool down.
When the sollution was cold there was no crystals in the container -I was thinking that the sollution wasnt saturated enough. But in fact it was supersaturated and when I shaked with container a little, crystals started suddenly growing.
Im going to do some more precious procedure to make better crystals in the future.




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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 08:08


Quote: Originally posted by aga  
Potassium nitrate is easy and gives nice looking crystals.

They are really cool.
Are they made only by cooling the solution?




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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 10:08


Yep.

Dissolve the pot nitrate in just enough hot water to dissolve it, then wait for it to cool down.

Simple as that.




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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 13:18


Quote: Originally posted by crystal grower  
Quote: Originally posted by Velzee  
Crystal grower, how did you manage to grow NaHCO3 crystals?

I didnt put much effort in it at all.
I dissolved soda in hot distilled water and then just lt it cool down.
When the sollution was cold there was no crystals in the container -I was thinking that the sollution wasnt saturated enough. But in fact it was supersaturated and when I shaked with container a little, crystals started suddenly growing.
Im going to do some more precious procedure to make better crystals in the future.

Did you check if it was bicarbonate or if it had decomposed to carbonate?
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[*] posted on 20-1-2016 at 05:53


Quote: Originally posted by unionised  
Quote: Originally posted by crystal grower  
Quote: Originally posted by Velzee  
Crystal grower, how did you manage to grow NaHCO3 crystals?

I didnt put much effort in it at all.
I dissolved soda in hot distilled water and then just lt it cool down.
When the sollution was cold there was no crystals in the container -I was thinking that the sollution wasnt saturated enough. But in fact it was supersaturated and when I shaked with container a little, crystals started suddenly growing.
Im going to do some more precious procedure to make better crystals in the future.

Did you check if it was bicarbonate or if it had decomposed to carbonate?

It is still bicarbonate according to ph test.
To be exact the water was only warm, not very hot.




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[*] posted on 20-1-2016 at 06:14


blue vitriol crystal grown in 2weeks.:P
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Just wondering for what price it could be sold, any ideas??
(I would tell the buyer that its manmade of course).

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[*] posted on 20-1-2016 at 15:02


Quote: Originally posted by crystal grower  
blue vitriol crystal grown in 2weeks.:P
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I would say that the price would depend on the buyer, honestly. Perhaps an auction would do(I think of eBay)?




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[*] posted on 20-1-2016 at 15:13


Copper sulfate growing on a piece of copper pipe after its reaction with a warm mix of hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid. Original pic and write in the pretty pictures thread. Love the crystals everyone. Keep up the good work.More (new crystals) to come from me soon.

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Piperine extracted from black pepper with isopropyl alcohol.

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[*] posted on 20-1-2016 at 18:15


Sodium citrate grows awesome crystals, sort-of hemispherical clusters. Also, Copper(II) Phthalate grows nice deep-blue needle-like crystals, but I haven't gotten them to grow very large. I got Barium potassium ferrocyanide to grow in granular-size crystals, which were not reported in any of the books I've found online. They indicate that needle-like rhombohedra form.



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[*] posted on 21-1-2016 at 05:38


Quote: Originally posted by Bot0nist  
Copper sulfate growing on a piece of copper pipe after its reaction with a warm mix of hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid. Original pic and write in the pretty pictures thread. Love the crystals everyone. Keep up the good work.More (new crystals) to come from me soon.





Piperine extracted from black pepper with isopropyl alcohol.



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Your piperine crystals look very interesting .
Thanks for posting it here and Im looking forward to your other pics.




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[*] posted on 21-1-2016 at 07:10


I always loved the copper(II) sulfate-on-a-pipe crystals, almost worth saving as 'art' in my opinion.



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[*] posted on 21-1-2016 at 08:05


Here is an interesting guide for growing sodium chloride crystals
http://dmishin.blogspot.sk/2014/08/crystal-growing-table-sal...

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[*] posted on 21-1-2016 at 08:35


Thanks for the kind words. Here is my write up describing the extraction and recrystallization of the piperine, if you are interested.




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[*] posted on 21-1-2016 at 08:56


Quote: Originally posted by Bot0nist  
Thanks for the kind words. Here is my write up describing the extraction and recrystallization of the piperine, if you are interested.

So my plan is :
Buy IPA
Destroy some pepper:D:D:D
I will certainly try it when I will have time.




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[*] posted on 23-1-2016 at 10:18


my first k2cr2o7 crystals.
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Im going to grow monocrystal in the near future.




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[*] posted on 23-1-2016 at 10:58


Quote: Originally posted by crystal grower  
my first k2cr2o7 crystals.
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Im going to grow monocrystal in the near future.


Oh my gosh; they're so pretty!




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[*] posted on 24-1-2016 at 12:22


Quote: Originally posted by Velzee  


Oh my gosh; they're so pretty!


Yep, I love that awesome orange color:).




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[*] posted on 24-1-2016 at 12:29


Have anyone experience with growing crystals in gel?
I'd be very thankful for any information.




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[*] posted on 24-1-2016 at 12:38


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  
Sodium citrate grows awesome crystals, sort-of hemispherical clusters. Also, Copper(II) Phthalate grows nice deep-blue needle-like crystals, but I haven't gotten them to grow very large. I got Barium potassium ferrocyanide to grow in granular-size crystals, which were not reported in any of the books I've found online. They indicate that needle-like rhombohedra form.

Could you post some pics please?
Anyway thanks for interesting tips.




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