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Sulfuric Acid in NZ V2
Strict EU(-like) regulations also apply to NZ ?
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8-11-2020 at 01:43
by: metalresearcher
Bad luck or what?
Never had problems with glassware ordered online.
Only once with a thermocouple from Aliexpress. Th ...
4-11-2020 at 03:49
by: metalresearcher
How to cut 1oz silver bar into pieces that will fit in a test tube
[rquote=647869&tid=156433&author=Heptylene]A chisel will work for a 1oz bar for sure. Be sur ...
3-11-2020 at 23:44
by: metalresearcher
Electrolysis of alumina to aluminum metal in ammonia
If this were true, commercial isolation of aluminum would use this process rather than the energy in ...
3-11-2020 at 23:36
by: metalresearcher
Copper flame colour
Was it orange or bright yellow ?

In the latter case, the wire or plastic was probably contaminate ...
3-11-2020 at 23:26
by: metalresearcher
Woodstove embers temperature ?
Now the colder season starts in the northern hemisphere and I am interested how hot a woodstove can ...
24-10-2020 at 12:35
by: metalresearcher
Electric stove for metal casting?
[rquote=647155&tid=156353&author=Junk_Enginerd]Cast iron is more carbon steel than carbon st ...
24-10-2020 at 12:21
by: metalresearcher
Distinguishing between KCl and NaCl
[rquote=646663&tid=156335&author=valeg96]
That was the quickest way. Besides, the flame tes ...
20-10-2020 at 10:42
by: metalresearcher
Why are odd elements rarer that even elements ?
On this image on Wikipedia, I noticed that almist *all* odd elements are considerably rarer than eve ...
18-10-2020 at 12:05
by: metalresearcher
Potassium permanganate storage
I agree. I have KMnO4 in a glass jar since ten years and it is still intact.
18-10-2020 at 11:42
by: metalresearcher
Aluminum oxide (sapphire) glassware?
[rquote=646542&tid=156330&author=unionised]The chemical resistance is also good.
But it can ...
18-10-2020 at 03:02
by: metalresearcher
If earth's resources were differently divided?
Gold is being mined from (mostly) underground, then refined and processed and lots of it is stored u ...
18-10-2020 at 01:47
by: metalresearcher
How to seal a threaded stainless steel retort ?
[rquote=646605&tid=156326&author=Fyndium]Carbon powder, mixed with sodium silicate might wor ...
17-10-2020 at 00:17
by: metalresearcher
How to seal a threaded stainless steel retort ?
[rquote=646596&tid=156326&author=njl]Why not seal with teflon tape?[/rquote]
Teflon tape at ...
16-10-2020 at 09:55
by: metalresearcher
How to seal a threaded stainless steel retort ?
I have a stainless steel retort made of threaded 1" pipe with a bottom welded on and a screwable top ...
14-10-2020 at 11:08
by: metalresearcher
How are phosphorus burns treated?
Always use a face shield and leather gloves and a fire retardant workspace.
Prevention is better t ...
14-10-2020 at 05:44
by: metalresearcher
Even HDPE Bottles Aren't Immune to Chemical Attack
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Yep, the pics just make the page an absolute horror even for larger res monitors. I wonder ...
29-9-2020 at 01:43
by: metalresearcher
Getting a retort. What can I do with it?
The problem with such a retort is that you cannot clean it. The small stopper in it allows only acce ...
28-9-2020 at 01:34
by: metalresearcher
This is mandatory stuff for (amateur) chemists (Safety)
I stumbled upon a parallel channel of NileRed, called NileBlue, of the same guy.

In this 30 min v ...
27-9-2020 at 01:03
by: metalresearcher
My synthetic rubies are somewhat impure, how to make cleaner ?
The idea of making a kind of pellets is very good to prevent the arc blowing away the powder.
But w ...
25-9-2020 at 23:50
by: metalresearcher
My synthetic rubies are somewhat impure, how to make cleaner ?
Here they are, they are about 12mm large.

My carbon rods are pure carbon, no salts inside and no ...
22-9-2020 at 11:17
by: metalresearcher
My synthetic rubies are somewhat impure, how to make cleaner ?
I tried again, but now with a larger pile of Al2O3 / Cr2O3 mixture, preventing the arc reaching the ...
22-9-2020 at 02:19
by: metalresearcher
My synthetic rubies are somewhat impure, how to make cleaner ?
Using a DC welder with two carbon rods, some Al2O3 powder and 1/50 of that amount of green Cr2O3 to ...
19-9-2020 at 10:06
by: metalresearcher
A slightly dangerous but surprisingly effective way to make HCl
What kind of membrane do you use ? Because a membrane is mandatory to prevent the OH- reacting with ...
15-9-2020 at 11:42
by: metalresearcher
Create a carbon free electric arc ?
Thanks for the tip.
I have a (simple disposable) Ar cylinder for other experiments (not used yet fo ...
10-9-2020 at 21:50
by: metalresearcher
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