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Bad days in the lab or with glassware?
Whenever we broke or chipped any glassware in the lab I did undergraduate research in we would slam ...
18-8-2011 at 03:27
by: asilentbob
how many females here
No one would send pics or such personal details on a forum discussing such borderline-illegal topics ...
18-8-2011 at 03:24
by: asilentbob
how many females here
My older sister is doing tons of research on west nile. She was the kind of 6 classes a semester ins ...
17-8-2011 at 22:35
by: asilentbob
Solar energy a pipe dream?
Consider that the sun is a large fusion energy source at an ideal distance away from the earth...

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17-8-2011 at 21:01
by: asilentbob
Deuterated chemical explosives
There is a big difference between fusing a few atoms and fusing enough to get a self sustaining reac ...
17-8-2011 at 20:08
by: asilentbob
NON-HE use of TACN in pyrotechnics?
Hygroscopic.
If your ammonia source is not pure, you will also have contamination. Perhaps even sod ...
26-6-2011 at 19:09
by: asilentbob
Magnesium powder from magnesium ingots
Just remembered that some pyro flake aluminum is coated in stearic acid to prevent oxidation. I shou ...
12-6-2011 at 10:49
by: asilentbob
Magnesium powder from magnesium ingots
This is true about the oil. I would wonder if silicone oils would work better. I have no experience ...
11-6-2011 at 07:59
by: asilentbob
LED Dangers - Unbelievable Paranoia!
LEDs are more efficient when they are kept cool, the opposite of incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, ...
10-6-2011 at 20:43
by: asilentbob
Magnesium powder from magnesium ingots
Magnesium will react somewhat with water, so if you choose to mill, under oil would be better. If yo ...
10-6-2011 at 20:17
by: asilentbob
Acetone and Alkali Metals
woelen, I have done similar, although using hardware store purity acetone...

The solution darkene ...
8-6-2011 at 22:54
by: asilentbob
furfural
Xylitol is readily available OTC from health stores, grocery stores, etc as a sugar substitute... I ...
8-6-2011 at 22:46
by: asilentbob
A project everyone can pitch in on! Writing the book on chemistry.
http://disc.420chan.org/chem/res/30091.shtml
This thread has many reaction roadmaps, some periodic ...
2-12-2009 at 13:01
by: asilentbob
Does anybody brew/ Make wine here?
To anyone looking to get into the hobby, Charlie Papazian's book, "The New complete joy of home brew ...
2-12-2009 at 12:22
by: asilentbob
Antimony analog of Paris Green?
**Copy/Pasting all this from a previous post I made about 8 days ago at RogueSci... With a bit of fo ...
9-3-2009 at 22:47
by: asilentbob
potassium nitrate burning realy slow
I wouldn't recommend activated charcoal. The slight bit of oils retained when making charcoal via a ...
6-1-2008 at 20:15
by: asilentbob
potassium nitrate burning realy slow
For the record Pyrodex should not be treated like black powder unless in muzzle loaders and even the ...
2-1-2008 at 21:43
by: asilentbob
Wine recommendations?
Gallon glass jugs of heat pasteurized apple juice are commonly available in my area for around $5-7. ...
2-1-2008 at 21:22
by: asilentbob
p-DCB
While it might not be the most practical solution to getting rid of at least one of chlorines on p-D ...
25-4-2007 at 17:29
by: asilentbob
hot champagne bottle + 26 psi
Thanks for that info!

Grolsh bottles are pretty handy for homebrew and I believe I read that they ...
13-1-2007 at 19:30
by: asilentbob
its TEXAS law, partner
The "reasonable time" thing is also with owning and operating distilling equiptment of such and such ...
11-1-2007 at 02:52
by: asilentbob
Distillation of ethanol
http://www.homedistiller.org/

:)
11-1-2007 at 01:58
by: asilentbob
hot champagne bottle + 26 psi
I'm interested in how champagne bottles handle pressure with a bit of heat as well. I have been thro ...
11-1-2007 at 01:54
by: asilentbob
Making Hydrochloric Acid
You can indeed buy it for quite a reasonable price.

Boiling a hydrochloric acid solution will rel ...
11-1-2007 at 00:51
by: asilentbob

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