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Storing solid chemicals in plastic, wood, paper or metal box?
Consider the worst case: if all your bottles break open simultaneously. Make sure your secondary con ...
25-7-2019 at 07:18
by: MrHomeScientist
Why is my zinc powder not powder???
No, my zinc powder has the same thing. Mossy zinc is pretty distinct and quite different.

I suspe ...
24-7-2019 at 11:39
by: MrHomeScientist
Uranium powder found among other oddities in OK traffic stop
Sounds like a Syfy original movie. Starring Ron Perlman!
12-7-2019 at 12:07
by: MrHomeScientist
Will metals and chemicals in tissue paper contaminate my experiments?
Depends on the precision and purity required for your experiments.
11-7-2019 at 09:50
by: MrHomeScientist
CuCl2+CH3OH+DCM=blue flame?
I've never had good luck producing blue. Every other color is easy, but the ones I've tried that are ...
11-7-2019 at 08:06
by: MrHomeScientist
Future-gazing: available now, restricted tomorrow?
The other complication with bleach is that it's unstable, and you don't know how long it's been sitt ...
10-7-2019 at 12:03
by: MrHomeScientist
Mechanochemistry - is it a way?
Very cool, thanks for the info. What is the advantage of this method? Are these compounds difficult ...
10-7-2019 at 10:07
by: MrHomeScientist
Mechanochemistry - is it a way?
Interesting, I hadn't heard of that field. So you simply mill together mixtures of powdered elements ...
10-7-2019 at 08:26
by: MrHomeScientist
Dangers of 0.1N NaOH in Eye?
[quote]I was wearing safety glasses but somehow it managed to precisely fly up and over the top edge ...
4-6-2019 at 10:24
by: MrHomeScientist
Purifying calcium/ammonium nitrate fertilizer, how to determine product?
Unfortunately using sodium bisulfate will only result in dilute nitric acid. This is because when di ...
29-5-2019 at 06:13
by: MrHomeScientist
How to accurately determine NH3 concentration?
Don't pipette anything by mouth! Why would anyone do this anymore?


Edit to be more on topic: Ag ...
23-5-2019 at 10:27
by: MrHomeScientist
sharing Awesome Chemical Pictures (Read first comment)
Very nice! I'm also curious what it would look like next to CrO[sub]3[/sub]. Is it an intermediate b ...
20-5-2019 at 06:34
by: MrHomeScientist
Make Potassium (from versuchschemie.de)
Not at all. I haven't watched every video though; does he succeed with menthol in one of them? That ...
15-5-2019 at 06:23
by: MrHomeScientist
Make Potassium (from versuchschemie.de)
Has anyone else reported success with menthol? I don't recall that being used for this before.
It's ...
15-5-2019 at 05:51
by: MrHomeScientist
Determning purity of OTC sodium hydroxide
Also note that "baking powder" and "baking soda" are two very different things. Something my girlfri ...
7-5-2019 at 10:02
by: MrHomeScientist
Salting out alcohols
NaOH has worked for me. To dehydrate 91% isopropanol (IPA), I added in a good amount of NaOH (10's o ...
7-5-2019 at 08:23
by: MrHomeScientist
Identification of a mystery metal
Yep, I definitely recommend the specific gravity method. It's worked perfectly for me, and only requ ...
7-5-2019 at 08:20
by: MrHomeScientist
How to kill or at least repel or block ants?
Antecdote? :D
7-5-2019 at 08:15
by: MrHomeScientist
Identification of a mystery metal
So you measured the weight with an analytical balance; good! That should be pretty accurate (assumin ...
6-5-2019 at 11:32
by: MrHomeScientist
How to kill or at least repel or block ants?
Two new accounts in one day, and now resorting to sockpuppeting? That's a new record low for you, Ph ...
6-5-2019 at 10:19
by: MrHomeScientist
Lying With Science
[rquote=611358&tid=149669&author=MrWonderful]Facts - scary to the Left. [/rquote]
And ther ...
3-5-2019 at 07:19
by: MrHomeScientist
Source of Zinc found
My preferred source is boat anodes from West Marine. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can g ...
1-5-2019 at 14:13
by: MrHomeScientist
Heating mantle temp question
Pointing an infared thermometer at the flask would give you the temperature of the external surface ...
25-4-2019 at 07:44
by: MrHomeScientist
Nitric acid distillation goes wrong.looking for alternatives.
Second all the points about glass - you pretty much need ground glass to do this successfully. Nitri ...
18-4-2019 at 07:36
by: MrHomeScientist
New to the forum, quick blurb about me
The one thing that will really put you on people's radar for 'street cred' is posting well-written e ...
15-4-2019 at 07:17
by: MrHomeScientist
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