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[*] posted on 14-6-2016 at 14:17
High summer heat and chemicals


I have been building out my lab. Have my benches built, working on my fume hood. But summer heat has put a stop for the moment. I'm building my lab in my garage not ideal I know but once I get walls built around the lab area I can get a/c installed. Think building in a building and you can invision my setup.
My question: I bought the chemical kit to work through Thompson's Illustrations Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments from Elemental Scientific. What chemicals in this kit will be harmed by the heat? It's been reaching 97 degree F, in the last few days.

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[*] posted on 14-6-2016 at 15:23


a link to information would make it easier
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[*] posted on 14-6-2016 at 15:30


http://www.elementalscientific.net/store/scripts/prodView.as...

http://www.elementalscientific.net/store/scripts/prodView.as...

Sorry was using my tablet and it makes copying url a nightmare.

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[*] posted on 14-6-2016 at 17:03


The only things that jump out at me are ammonia, chloroform and possibly formaldehyde. Those items I store inside the house. I chill the ammonia before use. My garage gets hellishly hot throughout much of the year = no garage chemistry except around winter.

You'll enjoy working through the procedures in that book and having the reagents on hand will save you a lot of time.




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[*] posted on 14-6-2016 at 17:44


I store several things in the freezer... gallium, iodine, dichloromethane, ether etc



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[*] posted on 14-6-2016 at 17:46


I had some lovely crystals of hydrated copper(II) nitrate once...they turned into a solution on a hot day, and never solidified.




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[*] posted on 14-6-2016 at 18:36


Well, i see the problem haven't been solved yet my friends



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[*] posted on 15-6-2016 at 11:08


My shed feels like it hots hot(ish), but is mainly shaded by the house. inside shed is a small old fridge (not plugged in), i put most solvents in there. A min/max thermometer helps to know what temps you have hit, so far in the fridge its not gone over 11C, i also have a small bucket of cold water in the fridge and my 30-60C pet ether bottle sits in the bucket with the lid on.

I change the water every few days (when i remember) the tap water comes out around 3-5C so it takes ages for the bucket to heat up much anyway and help keep the fridge cool. So far average temp in the fridge is only around 5-7C most of the time, but having the shed shaded helps, plus in the UK temps above 30c are not that common so i doubt for most things its an issue.

I would like a small freezer but no room and not needed for the stuff i do.
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