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Dealing with Lye Lock (Zinc Hydroxide Solution + NaOH)?
I have an aqueous solution of zinc hydroxide and free amine that was made alkaline with NaOH. The so ...
29-6-2020 at 01:42
by: beerwiz
Diaphragm pump + aspirator no B.P. change?
The water in the tank needs to be cold. The problem with setups like yours is that the water heats u ...
3-6-2020 at 14:07
by: beerwiz
Vacuum glass implosion?
It happened to me in the early days during my first vacuum distillation. I taped the flat bottom fla ...
3-6-2020 at 13:57
by: beerwiz
What type of vessel to use for MELTING NaOH or KOH at 1200C?
I gave the white ceramic crucible a try and it was fine, it endured 2 hours of KOH at 1200'C.

@mo ...
3-6-2020 at 04:27
by: beerwiz
Melting sulfur - can SO2 be created?
[rquote=637168&tid=155486&author=chornedsnorkack]This:
http://www.inchem.org/documents/icsc ...
30-5-2020 at 20:16
by: beerwiz
Melting sulfur - can SO2 be created?
Sulfur melts at 115.21°C. I melted it recently and I didn't notice any SO2. I kept the melt going f ...
29-5-2020 at 17:40
by: beerwiz
Device that heats at around 40 degrees C?
I would use a vacuum oven similar to this one in the picture, it can maintain the preset temperature ...
29-5-2020 at 01:12
by: beerwiz
What type of vessel to use for MELTING NaOH or KOH at 1200C?
[rquote=637040&tid=155482&author=mackolol]I believe that crucibles are good for such purpose ...
29-5-2020 at 00:56
by: beerwiz
Advice on buying a GC/MS
Get an FTIR with ATR. Most models come with software that can do a compound search, meaning it can i ...
29-5-2020 at 00:29
by: beerwiz
What type of vessel to use for MELTING NaOH or KOH at 1200C?
I want to run some experiments with molten NaOH and KOH at around 1200'C but I understanding that th ...
29-5-2020 at 00:26
by: beerwiz
Antimony toxicity...??
Antimony is brutal. I use it in my alchemical procedures and you must use appropriate respiratory pr ...
9-3-2020 at 15:17
by: beerwiz
Distillation Setup for 1100°C (High Tmperature)?
I tried an open top ceramic crucible but the compound sublimated on the sides and lid of the furnace ...
30-1-2020 at 20:02
by: beerwiz
Distillation Setup for 1100°C (High Tmperature)?
I need to distill or more accurately sublime a compound that has a high boiling point of 1100°C. Re ...
30-1-2020 at 02:08
by: beerwiz
Red Phosphorus Source
Phosphorus does come as the PCl, PCl3, and PCl5.
19-12-2019 at 11:37
by: beerwiz
Red Phosphorus Source
I would make the phosphorus if needed. Take a phosphorus salt like the Phosphorus chloride or the tr ...
19-12-2019 at 11:22
by: beerwiz
AcOH test synth questions.
Fun fact: AcOH (acetic acid) is the Acetate salt of Hydrogen, you can call it Hydrogen acetate.
19-12-2019 at 10:37
by: beerwiz
DIY oil mist filter, made a little challenge
It's been my experience that even high end oil mist filters are useless. The lab space still gets in ...
19-12-2019 at 10:27
by: beerwiz
Red Phosphorus Source
Just buy plain Phosphorus, it is white. Then heat it to 250C, it will turn into red phosphorus.
19-12-2019 at 10:23
by: beerwiz
Need Lab Space Advice - Power at current place can't support all of my equipment
Current location is an apartment in a residential building. A generator is not suitable for an apart ...
17-12-2019 at 21:33
by: beerwiz
Need Lab Space Advice - Power at current place can't support all of my equipment
All 120V circuits

It's very frustrating, I'm working on a project that has inifinite ROI yet some ...
17-12-2019 at 20:42
by: beerwiz
Need Lab Space Advice - Power at current place can't support all of my equipment
My current lab space is running out of room to house all of my equipment. I also need place for a be ...
17-12-2019 at 18:25
by: beerwiz
How to make HAuCl4.3H2O?
How long does it take to dry up with NaOH in a sealed bag?
11-11-2019 at 18:46
by: beerwiz
How to make HAuCl4.3H2O?
Every time I try to make HAuCl4.3H2O I get the red crystalline (red garnet looking) AuCl3. After all ...
10-11-2019 at 23:21
by: beerwiz
Speeding up vacuum distillations - Role of Diameter of Vacuum Intake
Any ideas on how to speed up vacuum distillations? I have large volumes of alcohol to distill and I ...
9-4-2019 at 21:41
by: beerwiz
Enzyme based chemomechanical dental caries removal (Papacarie & Brix3000)
Some thoughts:

1. Removal of the caries with papacarie
2. If the caries has reached the pulp, it ...
16-3-2019 at 00:01
by: beerwiz
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