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[*] posted on 5-12-2017 at 01:50


Quote: Originally posted by RogueRose  
Quote: Originally posted by Corrosive Joeseph  
Quote: Originally posted by Foeskes  
I found I video by a Russian guy named "dr nitro crazy scientist" or something like that he used aluminium powder mixed with KOH to distill out potassium apparently it works with sodium as well.
2KOH + Al = K + KAlO2 + H2

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5JdPQucTjjg



Does anyone speak Russian...........?

This guys little apparatus is genius. His technique is impressive.
Looks like fine Aluminium powder is the way to go

"PREPARATION OF POTASSIUM AND SODIUM IN HOME CONDITIONS"


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[Edited on 5-12-2017 by Corrosive Joeseph]


I don't speak Russian but I did watch the video and I think you can get the jist of it by watching.

He weighed out amounts of KOH and powdered Al, I'm guessing in stoichiometric amounts. It is placed in a steel CO2 cylinder as a crucible/boiling flask and a copper tube is used to direct the output from the cylinder into a glass tube.

He used a soup can to hold the CO2 cylinder in the proper orientation and maybe keep some heat in around the cylinder.

It looks like he lit the setup with a blowtorch (simple propane setup) applied directly to the CO2 cylinder. I'm still a little fuzzy as to how the reaction started inside as nothing was used to light it like Mg ribbon or wire (though it has been a couple days since I've seen the video and was distracted when watching it)


Turn on subtitles/closed captions (bottom right of screen) then open settings next to it, select subtitles/cc, select auto translate, select English.

it's not perfect but it's much better than nothing.
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[*] posted on 5-12-2017 at 02:24


Quote: Originally posted by Corrosive Joeseph  
Quote: Originally posted by Foeskes  
I found I video by a Russian guy named "dr nitro crazy scientist" or something like that he used aluminium powder mixed with KOH to distill out potassium apparently it works with sodium as well.
2KOH + Al = K + KAlO2 + H2

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5JdPQucTjjg



Does anyone speak Russian...........?
[Edited on 5-12-2017 by Corrosive Joeseph]


ave369 has provided a translation of the whole video in the ''make potassium (versuchschemie)" thread.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=14...

Send him a 'thank you'




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[*] posted on 5-12-2017 at 02:45


Err.. you mean her?
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Ah, yes. I missed that ave369 is female.



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[*] posted on 5-12-2017 at 08:35


Quote: Originally posted by phlogiston  

ave369 has provided a translation of the whole video in the ''make potassium (versuchschemie)" thread.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=14...


Found it....... Page 64.......... Thank you


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