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Ammonium Acetate, what went wrong
A lot of people are under the impression that white vinegar is just acetic acid and water, but it al ...
1-5-2021 at 17:14
by: Amos
Synthesis of Ethyl Methylphenylglycidate
Glad we got past that, cheers.
1-5-2021 at 16:27
by: Amos
Synthesis of Ethyl Methylphenylglycidate
Yep, thanks for help fixing the typo. And if you’re going to raise a big stink and suggest that no ...
1-5-2021 at 14:29
by: Amos
Synthesis of Ethyl Methylphenylglycidate
You might want to double-check the reactions you’re proposing, wack. The actual phenylacetone prec ...
1-5-2021 at 13:21
by: Amos
Magnesium In Citric or Ascorbic Acid
[rquote=659179&tid=157369&author=draculic acid69]I've also noticed a weird smell from mg met ...
1-5-2021 at 04:52
by: Amos
distilling Metheglin
[rquote=659032&tid=157348&author=Big Boss]It doesn't matter what your starting fermented dri ...
28-4-2021 at 13:03
by: Amos
distilling Metheglin
pneumatician doesn't even know what vinegar is, before going on to tell others they're wrong for cal ...
27-4-2021 at 13:51
by: Amos
Unanticipated extraction problem.
[rquote=658791&tid=157339&author=Panache]You’ll need to do it in a hot solution of BaSO4. ...
25-4-2021 at 05:43
by: Amos
Sulfur Iodine Methanol Reaction Failure.
Even if this reaction were to work, heating the contents of the flask to 65C for an hour would effec ...
21-4-2021 at 12:55
by: Amos
Review my guesswork chemistry - Chlorinating ethanol -> Chloroform
There are a lot of things you can do to analyze this mixture. Hopefully you measured a volume or mas ...
12-4-2021 at 05:13
by: Amos
Preparation of Chrome Yellow and Chrome Orange
I've had a handful of people tell me that you can obtain an orange lead dichromate by mixing those s ...
2-4-2021 at 08:39
by: Amos
Need advice from some Mad Chemist
[rquote=656294&tid=157150&author=Texium (zts16)][rquote=656293&tid=157150&author=mac ...
13-3-2021 at 06:16
by: Amos
Hand vs. NaK
Experiment sounds like a pretty gracious term to assign to "Hand vs. NaK"

Furthermore I'm not sur ...
8-3-2021 at 16:19
by: Amos
Violuric acid salts (fantastic colors and variety)
I don't believe I've seen anyone post an aniline salt yet, that would be neat. Piperidine too if any ...
28-2-2021 at 09:22
by: Amos
Disposal of sulfuric drain opener
I wouldn't even bother neutralizing; just dilute it in maybe 100 parts water and pour it down the si ...
27-2-2021 at 18:20
by: Amos
White growth on unopened container of chlorotrimethylsilane
Anything that produces HCl produces a white fume on glass that rubs away, I've noticed a filmy textu ...
27-2-2021 at 16:26
by: Amos
Weird precipitate (tin-carbonate?)
I don't think tin is oxidized all the way to the +4 oxidation state; I believe you have tin(II) hydr ...
26-2-2021 at 17:11
by: Amos
Vanillin chemistry: Piperonal
Your write-ups are a real joy to read, although sorry about your yield. Are you taking any steps to ...
25-2-2021 at 07:19
by: Amos
Isopropyl Salicylate
Purple coloration usually means you have some small amount of iron contamination; it's very, very co ...
22-2-2021 at 07:02
by: Amos
NiCl2 Weirdness
Your early precipitate sounds like copper(i) chloride or oxychloride. If you ever suspect you've got ...
20-2-2021 at 05:46
by: Amos
1000%+ of expected yield of cobalt from lithium ion batteries. Why?
[rquote=655089&tid=157057&author=Amos]You say you expected 20 grams of cobalt to be in the b ...
17-2-2021 at 09:43
by: Amos
Preparation of Phosphoric Acid (from calcium phosphate)
[rquote=655136&tid=22946&author=Fluorite]Aaeemmm any ideas if sodium bisulfate can be used i ...
17-2-2021 at 09:40
by: Amos
what do you use to store iodine/bromine
An ordinary glass reagent jar from the old days with a plain rubber stopper is basically flawless. ...
17-2-2021 at 09:29
by: Amos
1000%+ of expected yield of cobalt from lithium ion batteries. Why?
You say you expected 20 grams of cobalt to be in the batteries, and you say you were dissolving lith ...
15-2-2021 at 15:52
by: Amos
Improving chloroform yield with acid.
Since the topic of using calcium hypochlorite is fresh in the thread, are there any US members that ...
13-2-2021 at 06:26
by: Amos
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