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What electrode to use for sodium metal cell?
Unlike aqueous solutions, electrolyzing molten lye or NaCl solution just needs simple carbon anode a ...
22-8-2021 at 11:19
by: metalresearcher
How to seal a stainless steel retort ?
Finally it succeeded for a KCl + Li to make K metal. First I used a piece of cloth (which will pyrol ...
22-8-2021 at 11:13
by: metalresearcher
interesting membrane free chloralkali cell
I read this article, but is industry still really using Hg cathodes and asbestos membranes ? I thoug ...
22-8-2021 at 11:05
by: metalresearcher
sulfur charring?
@woelen, did you try to dissolve the greenish crap in toluene and recrystallize it ?

On your (exc ...
19-8-2021 at 00:16
by: metalresearcher
How to seal a stainless steel retort ?
I am experimenting with making phosphorus from NaPO3 + Al + SiO2, which does release P4 vapor when h ...
13-8-2021 at 10:34
by: metalresearcher
Pyrolyzing plastic waste: useful ?
I stumbled upon this article. I believe in Plastics Pyrolysis, but more as a means to create 'crude ...
9-8-2021 at 02:34
by: metalresearcher
Lab stuff from China is usually OK, I ordered several lab items via Aliexpress of Ebay (Chinese sell ...
8-8-2021 at 10:50
by: metalresearcher
Chemistry Books - Do you prefer digital or physical copies?
[rquote=663730&tid=157506&author=Bedlasky]In the case of chemistry books I don't mind. They ...
8-8-2021 at 10:43
by: metalresearcher
Any uses for lithium metal
You can make potassium metal by heating KCl and Li metal in a stainless steel retort heated to 800 C ...
7-8-2021 at 11:20
by: metalresearcher
What do you think of my bathroom?
Bathroom of Martyn Poliakoff of Nottingham university ?
4-8-2021 at 08:30
by: metalresearcher ratings
Site looks nice, but they are more expensive than Onyxmet.

And under 'Elements' there are some er ...
3-8-2021 at 22:38
by: metalresearcher
Isolating some PhosPho "R" Us
[rquote=663565&tid=157776&author=macckone]what was the main vessel made out of?[/rquote]

3-8-2021 at 21:36
by: metalresearcher
Isolating some PhosPho "R" Us
I managed to isolate some white (yellow) P4 from 12g (NaPO3)6, 5.4g Al powder and 3.6g SiO2 silica s ...
3-8-2021 at 10:56
by: metalresearcher
Will we ever obtain superheavy elements ?
[rquote=663056&tid=157727&author=BromicAcid][rquote=663035&tid=157727&author=metalre ...
20-7-2021 at 04:07
by: metalresearcher
Will we ever obtain superheavy elements ?
j_sum1: I agree, it won't happen. I just summed up the three points which are requirements to make t ...
18-7-2021 at 22:03
by: metalresearcher
Will we ever obtain superheavy elements ?
I know, this so-called "island of stability" contains only heavy radioactive elements which are only ...
18-7-2021 at 11:35
by: metalresearcher
Will we ever obtain superheavy elements ?
This is probably an Unobtanium or Vibranium discussion.
The (virtual) elements above 100, starting ...
18-7-2021 at 08:44
by: metalresearcher
Can nitric acid be blue?
Probably contaminated with copper, which easily dissolves into Cu(NO3)2 ?
16-7-2021 at 12:06
by: metalresearcher
New way of periodic table ?
I stumbled upon this page.
Should be interesting, in the sense of finding binary compounds, easier ...
8-7-2021 at 12:23
by: metalresearcher
What do you consider as the most exotic element ?
I am curious what you think is the most exotic element.

I kick off .... C, element number 6.
Rea ...
2-7-2021 at 09:55
by: metalresearcher
Thoisoi melts lots of metals together
I found this video:
This guy has lots of interesting chemical videos, ...
2-7-2021 at 09:11
by: metalresearcher
3 NaClO → 2 NaCl + NaClO3 > KCl + NaClO3 → NaCl + KClO3
Never heard about electrolysis ? This releases ClO- which will be oxidized to ClO3- when the solutio ...
2-5-2021 at 09:29
by: metalresearcher
Citrix Acid from Mg citrate tablets ?
I have some dietary supplement / vitamin pills containing Mg citrate.

I have heard that Citric ac ...
1-5-2021 at 02:41
by: metalresearcher
Carbon Disulfide from sulfur and charcoal
I tried it this morning by putting S + C powder in a stainless steel retort placed in a 900 C electr ...
10-4-2021 at 12:25
by: metalresearcher
Some fun with a really obscure compound.
Interesting !
I did not know that ClO2- existed, I only knew hypochlorite ClO-, chlorate and perchl ...
10-4-2021 at 12:02
by: metalresearcher
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