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Aluminum Factory Explosion
"Very hot metal and water... No chemistry, just physics."

Are you sure about that? I have a frien ...
23-7-2021 at 07:22
by: Metallophile
Aluminum Factory Explosion
I recently saw some videos of an aluminum plant in China, which exploded due to flooding. The blasts ...
23-7-2021 at 06:08
by: Metallophile
Prices of Palladium and Rhodium have SKYROCKETED - here's what I see happening.
I had the same thinking about osmium. It's still fixed at $400/oz, while everything else has skyrock ...
24-5-2021 at 07:30
by: Metallophile
Speculative investments in chemical elements
I just got this today! I've been eyeing some Ru too.
6-4-2021 at 09:58
by: Metallophile
My selenium compounds
Very nice! I always click on your posts, to see what new colors you've come up with.
23-3-2021 at 16:14
by: Metallophile
Speculative investments in chemical elements
I bought 500g of Te for the same reason. It's very rare, and now I have a nice chunk of it. I think ...
11-3-2021 at 09:13
by: Metallophile
MEK & substitute at big box stores & online - be careful what you order
Methanol is only mentioned in the one place. Everything else in that SDS refers to MEK. I wonder if ...
14-2-2021 at 13:15
by: Metallophile
Can you make bromine in the separatory funnel?
What is the best way to dry bromine? I tried CaCl2, but it seemed to break apart and contaminate the ...
5-2-2021 at 12:48
by: Metallophile
Homemade and Repurposed Lab Gear
[rquote=654175&tid=61783&author=Johnny Cappone]BTW: If any english speakers watch the video, ...
1-2-2021 at 13:36
by: Metallophile
Why do Mg salts not color the flame ?
The green and turquoise lines around 520 and 500nm look kind of like Titanium to me. It has a whole ...
26-1-2021 at 11:46
by: Metallophile
Iodine storage, what happened?
I've had good luck with these glass vials with Teflon lined caps, that I bought from McMaster-Carr. ...
26-1-2021 at 07:40
by: Metallophile
Low(est) boiling point salts?
Indium(III) bromide has a B.P. of 656C. From the trend, maybe the iodide is lower? Indium is suppose ...
18-1-2021 at 13:13
by: Metallophile
Help understanding DIY discharge tube emission spectrums
Are you running the pump to maintain vacuum, or do you have a valve to close? I'm guessing any small ...
12-1-2021 at 17:53
by: Metallophile
Radiophobia?
Is Uranium glazed dishware actually dangerous?

[url=https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/story/n ...
10-1-2021 at 11:06
by: Metallophile
Gallium (II) iodide
Wikipedia says this is a mixed valence compound of Ga(I) and Ga(III). This page on "GaI" is pretty i ...
31-12-2020 at 10:10
by: Metallophile
Elemental iodine from KI and chlorine?
I twice attempted to make some I2 by bubbling Cl2 gas into a solution of KI. I got plenty of dark pr ...
1-12-2020 at 21:31
by: Metallophile
DIY temperature probe for hotplate, help!
Could be this precision op amp:

https://www.ti.com/product/OPA2333
24-11-2020 at 17:53
by: Metallophile
DIY temperature probe for hotplate, help!
[rquote=649704&tid=156587&author=p4rtridg3]
Alright. Interestingly, by measuring the voltag ...
23-11-2020 at 20:20
by: Metallophile
DIY temperature probe for hotplate, help!
[rquote=649700&tid=156587&author=p4rtridg3]
Ooh, interesting theory. Is there any way I cou ...
23-11-2020 at 17:11
by: Metallophile
DIY temperature probe for hotplate, help!
[rquote=649685&tid=156587&author=p4rtridg3]In diode check mode, a voltage drop of 2.150V is ...
23-11-2020 at 13:17
by: Metallophile
Completely volatile metal compound, even from aqueous solution!
[rquote=648485&tid=156489&author=Pok]RuO4 is quite interesting. I made a few grams of it wit ...
8-11-2020 at 19:16
by: Metallophile
why you shouldn't touch homemade salts
[rquote=648440&tid=156490&author=Texium (zts16)]Nobody in their right mind would use a Cu-Be ...
6-11-2020 at 11:20
by: Metallophile
why you shouldn't touch homemade salts
This is interesting, and somewhat frightening. I have a small machine shop, and we do run some BeCu ...
6-11-2020 at 09:59
by: Metallophile
How to cut 1oz silver bar into pieces that will fit in a test tube
[rquote=647755&tid=156433&author=itsallgoodjames]
A hacksaw would probably work, but I'd im ...
30-10-2020 at 07:18
by: Metallophile
Easy Pt/Al2O3 catalyst for reforming?
I bought a 1g Platinum bar for $45 on ebay. That's 50% above the metal value, but at least it's not ...
29-10-2020 at 08:28
by: Metallophile
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