Instructables: exploring - technology - science - science - chemistry http://www.instructables.com Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:20:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make Copper Acetate at Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Copper-Acetate-at-Home/
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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:41:47 PDT
Splitting Water the Easy Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Splitting-Water-the-Easy-Way/
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:04:02 PDT
Make Rochelle salt http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Rochelle-Salt/
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:23:53 PDT
World's Biggest Bath Bombs (Galaxy and Rainbow Colored) - 37lbs Each! For Charity http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Biggest-Bath-Bombs-37lbs-Each-for-Charity/
World's Biggest Bath Bombs (Galaxy and Rainbow Colored) - 37lbs Each! For Charity - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/L5N4/IQQUYOK7/F04L5N4IQQUYOK7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/L5N4/IQQUYOK7/F04L5N4IQQUYOK7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/L5N4/IQQUYOK7/F04L5N4IQQUYOK7.SMALL.jpg Stemrise PurposeMy team and I created and detonated TWO 37lb bath bombs - galaxy-colored (inspired by this picture) and rainbow-colored - for your entertainment and for a good cause! We're using it to promote our back-to-school giveaway for 500+ low-income kids. Here is our campaign: https://www.generosity.c...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:02:11 PDT
An inexpensive Photometer and Colorimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Inexpensive-Photometer-and-Colorimeter/
An inexpensive Photometer and Colorimeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SMALL.jpg Dr H Version 08-May-2016What is this instructable about?The aim of this project was to construct a simple and inexpensive device that allows the measurement of the color composition of a solution, i.e. a colorimeter, and/or its optical density, i.e. a photometer.It is intended be an educational tool for ...
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:20:02 PDT
The "Rope-Trick" Synthesis of Nylon http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Rope-Trick-Synthesis-of-Nylon/
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 18:17:39 PST
Glowstick Dissection and Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowstick-Dissection-and-Painting/
Glowstick Dissection and Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/XSBL/IHRZG87G/FXFXSBLIHRZG87G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/XSBL/IHRZG87G/FXFXSBLIHRZG87G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/XSBL/IHRZG87G/FXFXSBLIHRZG87G.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Behind the ubiquitous decorations for dances parties is a chemist. A big party-loving super-nerd chemist. While glowsticks and other chemoluminescence patents were orginally for the US Navy (probably to party, okay maaaybe for emergency response), they have since sprung up everywhere. This project i...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:20:38 PST
Sugarality = Sugar + Chirality http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugarality/
Sugarality = Sugar + Chirality - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ZI11/IH87H1T8/FOQZI11IH87H1T8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ZI11/IH87H1T8/FOQZI11IH87H1T8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ZI11/IH87H1T8/FOQZI11IH87H1T8.SMALL.jpg yapster1 Sugar is something that sweetens food and exfoliates skin, but sugar can be used to do something much more surprising - something that exhibits some really cool physics, chemistry, and math principles. Moreover, it's beautiful and the concepts involved are useful in many areas of science and enginee...
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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:58:56 PST
Make Oxygen at home http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Oxygen-at-home/
Make Oxygen at home - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/ODPJ/IGQU3CMK/F2MODPJIGQU3CMK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/ODPJ/IGQU3CMK/F2MODPJIGQU3CMK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/ODPJ/IGQU3CMK/F2MODPJIGQU3CMK.SMALL.jpg namindu Hi there. In this intractable I show you how to make Oxygen gas. there're so many methods to make oxygen. This is one of them I found.
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Sat, 7 Nov 2015 07:29:29 PST
How to make Chlorine Gas http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Chlorine-Gas-1/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 09:31:23 PDT
Enhanced Easy, Economical, Ecological Distillation - Apparatus 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhanced-Easy-Economical-Ecological-Distillation-A/
Enhanced Easy, Economical, Ecological Distillation - Apparatus 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SMALL.jpg Supernerd Sven -- This is an improvement based on the lessons learned from my first distillation apparatus. The first few introductory steps have been refined to reflect input from the previous Instructable's comments, and the construction steps are of course completely different. I apologize for how long it took;...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 21:59:06 PDT
Arduino Based Chemical Titration (aka. The Titration Machine) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Chemical-Titration-aka-The-Titration/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 05:53:46 PDT
Convert any microscope into digital microscope with just $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-any-microscope-into-digital-microscope-wit/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:13:36 PST
Create your own fluorescent plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-your-own-fluorescent-plant/
Create your own fluorescent plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/474E/I3THAJ59/FJT474EI3THAJ59.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/474E/I3THAJ59/FJT474EI3THAJ59.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/474E/I3THAJ59/FJT474EI3THAJ59.SMALL.jpg ualbuquerque One day I was with nothing to do and decided to play God, so I decided to create a new species, but WHAT create? A squirrel shoot lasers for eyes, a hamster part fish, and despite all this not be a bad idea, I chose to make a fluorescent plant. Jokes aside, this instructables, will teach you ...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:42:11 PST
DIY Authentic Glowsticks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Authentic-Glowsticks/
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 13:21:34 PST
Easy DIY Magnetic Stirrer http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Magnetic-Stirrer/
Easy DIY Magnetic Stirrer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/HMSV/I0PYVGCL/F4BHMSVI0PYVGCL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/HMSV/I0PYVGCL/F4BHMSVI0PYVGCL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/HMSV/I0PYVGCL/F4BHMSVI0PYVGCL.SMALL.jpg NathanielA The magnetic stirrer is a useful device for any home scientist; it is effective, cost-efficient, and is easy to make and use. The DIY magnetic stirrer attracts a lot of attention, but is often disregarded as being too difficult to make, usually because of the potentiometer used to control stirring s...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:20:36 PDT
Make Silver-Colored Pennies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Silver-Colored-Pennies/
Make Silver-Colored Pennies! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This guide will show you how to transform boring old pennies into shiny silvery wonders! The method of choice is, in this case, electrochemistry. Specifically, this Instructable will use electroplating to put the shine on your moolah. In other words, we will coat a normal penny in a thin layer of...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:09:31 PDT
PCRT Vegetable Oil (Potassium Chlorate Reaction Test) http://www.instructables.com/id/PCRT-Vegetable-Oil-Potassium-Chlorate-Reaction-Tes/
PCRT Vegetable Oil (Potassium Chlorate Reaction Test) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/OZT2/HURHREPS/FE2OZT2HURHREPS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/OZT2/HURHREPS/FE2OZT2HURHREPS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/OZT2/HURHREPS/FE2OZT2HURHREPS.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan This is a new series where I test Various things for reactions with Potassium Chlorate, best of all I encourage the audience to also voice their Ideas on what they think I should do next. All my reactions with be mixed in a ratio of 2:1 (Potassium Chlorate, to Testing reactant...)  Unless stated oth...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 01:14:50 PDT
PCRT DogFood and Rust (Potassium Cholrate Reaction Test) http://www.instructables.com/id/PCRT-DogFood-and-Rust-Potassium-Cholrate-Reaction-/
PCRT DogFood and Rust (Potassium Cholrate Reaction Test) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/4G9K/HUMRX02Q/FZG4G9KHUMRX02Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/4G9K/HUMRX02Q/FZG4G9KHUMRX02Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/4G9K/HUMRX02Q/FZG4G9KHUMRX02Q.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan This is a new series where I test Various things for reactions with Potassium Chlorate, best of all I encourage the audience to also voice their Ideas on what they think I should do next. All my reactions with be mixed in a ratio of 2:1 (Potassium Chlorate, to Testing reactant...)  Unless stated oth...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:42:47 PDT
Testing the 'Unbreakability' of Naked Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-the-Unbreakability-of-Naked-Eggs/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:34:27 PDT
Removing Permanent Marker a Cinch with Hand Sanitizer..? Or Isopropanol... http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Permanent-Marker-a-Cinch-with-Hand-Saniti/
Removing Permanent Marker a Cinch with Hand Sanitizer..? Or Isopropanol... - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/CWFS/HSE92VOX/FTXCWFSHSE92VOX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/CWFS/HSE92VOX/FTXCWFSHSE92VOX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/CWFS/HSE92VOX/FTXCWFSHSE92VOX.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan Can you use Isopropyl Alcohol or even modest Hand Sanitizer to remove, Permanent Marker..? The answer is a big, fat Yes!! Either one of these will do an amazing job of removing Permanent Marker from just about anything!! Don't believe me..? Watch this video and be Amazed!! Still if not, try it for ...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:00:04 PST
Concentrating Rubbing Alcohol With Table Salt! http://www.instructables.com/id/Concentrating-Rubbing-Alcohol-With-Table-Salt/
Concentrating Rubbing Alcohol With Table Salt! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/YT7X/HS9YBF5I/F5YYT7XHS9YBF5I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/YT7X/HS9YBF5I/F5YYT7XHS9YBF5I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/YT7X/HS9YBF5I/F5YYT7XHS9YBF5I.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan With some Non-Iodized table salt, we will concentrate some Isopropyl Alcohol from 70% to around 95% This is a remake of a Video I had made Here (http://youtu.be/RfA3-UGKv_k) which had poor Cropping due to recording angle... Also this video simplifies some of the methods to increase convenience too ...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:50:14 PST
littleBits Sample Rotator http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Sample-Rotator/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:16:31 PST
An extremely simple and effective vacuum pump http://www.instructables.com/id/The-simplest-vacuum-pump-in-the-world/
An extremely simple and effective vacuum pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/P5VO/HOKSCO7S/FV8P5VOHOKSCO7S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/P5VO/HOKSCO7S/FV8P5VOHOKSCO7S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/P5VO/HOKSCO7S/FV8P5VOHOKSCO7S.SMALL.jpg luani I will show you how to make a very simple but effective venturi vacuum pump out of cheep laboratory material. You will need several minutes to make it. The principle of this pump is that when the water flows through the vertical tube, the vacuum is generated at the horizontal tube.This type of pump ...
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 13:53:44 PST
Cheap professional carrousel pipette stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-professional-carrousel-pipette-stand-from-h/
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:38:18 PST
How To Make Soda POP!!! -Two Classic Methods http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Soda-POP-Two-Classic-Methods/
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:57:41 PDT
Diy Alcohol Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Alcohol-Lamp/
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:22:54 PDT
Crazy Mini Magnetic Stirrer http://www.instructables.com/id/Crazy-Mini-Magnetic-Stirrer/
Crazy Mini Magnetic Stirrer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/CHPD/HLJV1YQT/F6SCHPDHLJV1YQT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/CHPD/HLJV1YQT/F6SCHPDHLJV1YQT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/CHPD/HLJV1YQT/F6SCHPDHLJV1YQT.SMALL.jpg Atakan Atamert   I was planning to build those for a while now I got a chance to build one. So let's start building. Materials:    -PC Fan    -Neodymium Hard Disk Magnet    -SPST Switch    -Bunch of Round Magnets    -Alligator cables (for testing)    -Enclosure    -Wire Tools:    -X-acto Knife    -Hot Gl...
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:39:42 PDT
How to Burn Palladium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Burn-Palladium/
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:03:13 PDT
Making and Using a Lead Testing Chemical http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-and-Using-a-Lead-Testing-Chemical/
Making and Using a Lead Testing Chemical - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F24/KU9D/H4AFS5LN/F24KU9DH4AFS5LN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F24/KU9D/H4AFS5LN/F24KU9DH4AFS5LN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F24/KU9D/H4AFS5LN/F24KU9DH4AFS5LN.SMALL.jpg NurdRage Warning: This synthesis produces toxic nitrogen dioxide gases and handles corrosive acids. This should be performed in a fume hood with gloves. First get 10 grams of inositol and add 25 mL of concentrated nitric acid. With a condenser, reflux the mixture for three hours. Eventually gas productio...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 11:15:32 PDT
Purification of Copper Sulfate http://www.instructables.com/id/Purification-of-Copper-Sulfate/
Purification of Copper Sulfate - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/CEBT/GXUZMYH6/FG5CEBTGXUZMYH6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/CEBT/GXUZMYH6/FG5CEBTGXUZMYH6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/CEBT/GXUZMYH6/FG5CEBTGXUZMYH6.SMALL.jpg nurdee1 In this instructable I am going to show you how to purify copper sulfate. The reason that I am doing this is because the type you get at the hardware store for cleaning drains has a fair amount of impurities in it. The stuff I got has about two percent impurities in it. This may not seem like very m...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:57:34 PST
Build a Lab Quality (ish) Distillation Apparatus. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Lab-Quality-Distillation-Apparatus/
Build a Lab Quality (ish) Distillation Apparatus. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SMALL.jpg laserjocky There are a few Instructables out there on how to create stills for various purposes. Usually these include a large amount of small diameter, flexible copper refrigerator tubing. While these stills can be quite effective, there is just something a little hokey about them. Especially the part where ...
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:10:26 PDT
Set Up Your Home Chemistry Lab http://www.instructables.com/id/Set-Up-Your-Home-Chemistry-Lab/
Set Up Your Home Chemistry Lab - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ZXK/GRFN1DX5/FJ18ZXKGRFN1DX5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ZXK/GRFN1DX5/FJ18ZXKGRFN1DX5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ZXK/GRFN1DX5/FJ18ZXKGRFN1DX5.SMALL.jpg Pyrophoric A concise introduction to home chemistry and methods/utensils for an improvised chem lab setup - for those interested in setting up their very own home chemistry laboratory.   Tired of watching a nurdrage video and not having the means to try it at home? Make a lab.  We will be using various met...
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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:33:32 PDT
Copper plating made easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-plating-made-easy/
Copper plating made easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/3WM8/GNBEV13S/F6C3WM8GNBEV13S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/3WM8/GNBEV13S/F6C3WM8GNBEV13S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/3WM8/GNBEV13S/F6C3WM8GNBEV13S.SMALL.jpg aduy I'm currently taking a high school Chem AP class and one of our assignments is to make up our own experiment using stuff that we learned during the class. We decided to electroplate some coins in copper, and as it turns out its fairly easy to plate things in copper. You could even use this technique...
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Sun, 8 May 2011 20:26:58 PDT
Make Potassium Chlorate from Bleach http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Potassium-Chlorate-from-Bleach/
Make Potassium Chlorate from Bleach - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/CT2A/FUPUPMI1/FZHCT2AFUPUPMI1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/CT2A/FUPUPMI1/FZHCT2AFUPUPMI1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/CT2A/FUPUPMI1/FZHCT2AFUPUPMI1.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to Make Potassium Chlorate from Bleach and sodium-free salt. Warning: This produces small amounts of chlorine gas, this should be done outside or in a fumehood. Potassium chlorate is a useful oxidizer and small amounts can be easily made using household chemicals. Start by boiling a large quan...
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Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:09:01 PDT
Make Glow Sticks - The Science http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Glow-Sticks-The-Science/
Make Glow Sticks - The Science - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We show how to make glow sticks and go through all the chemicals needed as well as how to make different colors. We also talk about the chemistry and scientifically research a proposed mechanism. To make the glow stick mix together the following: 10mL Diethyl Phthalate (solvent) 3mg of fluorescent...
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Sat, 17 Jul 2010 18:56:54 PDT
Turn Copper Pennies into Silver and Gold [Chemistry Trick] http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Copper-Pennies-into-Silver-and-Gold-Chemistr/
Turn Copper Pennies into Silver and Gold [Chemistry Trick] - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SMALL.jpg NurdRage In a display of alchemy we turn copper pennies into silver and finally to gold. Obviously it's a chemistry trick but still impressive. First we get 30g of zinc sulfate and dissolve it into 100mL of water. Zinc sulfate was made back in our video on making a copper sulfate and zinc battery: http://...
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Thu, 20 May 2010 20:16:04 PDT
How to Make Ammonium Nitrate http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Ammonium-Nitrate/
How to Make Ammonium Nitrate - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/G9AV/G8C3UJXC/F7CG9AVG8C3UJXC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/G9AV/G8C3UJXC/F7CG9AVG8C3UJXC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/G9AV/G8C3UJXC/F7CG9AVG8C3UJXC.SMALL.gif NurdRage In this video we make ammonium nitrate from various off-the-shelf chemicals. Note: This is not cheaper than buying it directly, once again our objective is to explore the chemistry. Warning: The chemicals are corrosive and ammonia has a horrible smell, work outside or in a fumehood and wear gloves...
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Sat, 24 Apr 2010 18:42:31 PDT
Stacking Liquids: Home Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Stacking-Liquids-Home-Experiment/
Stacking Liquids: Home Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/6EPS/G4PBOPPE/FBD6EPSG4PBOPPE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/6EPS/G4PBOPPE/FBD6EPSG4PBOPPE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/6EPS/G4PBOPPE/FBD6EPSG4PBOPPE.SMALL.jpg ThirstForScience An easy home experiment; create a tower of liquids. The liquids near the bottom are more dense while the objects on top are less dense. This can also be used to determine the relative density of solid objects. Place them in the container and see where they float. Check www.monkeyvsgravity.com for m...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:10:24 PST
Make SMASH-GLOW Crystals! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-SMASH-GLOW-Crystals/
Make SMASH-GLOW Crystals! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/TY3C/G43E4LQS/FGNTY3CG43E4LQS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/TY3C/G43E4LQS/FGNTY3CG43E4LQS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/TY3C/G43E4LQS/FGNTY3CG43E4LQS.SMALL.jpg NurdRage In this video we make triboluminescent or smash-glow crystals. Triboluminescence is the phenomena where light is generated when something is rubbed or fractured. The exact mechanism by which triboluminescence works is still under investigation, but the best theories so far propose that the breaking...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2010 02:07:27 PST
How to Make Phosphorescent "Glow in the Dark" Powder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Phosphorescent-Glow-in-the-Dark-Powd/
How to Make Phosphorescent "Glow in the Dark" Powder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/DYHV/G33OQ8ON/FZEDYHVG33OQ8ON.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/DYHV/G33OQ8ON/FZEDYHVG33OQ8ON.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/DYHV/G33OQ8ON/FZEDYHVG33OQ8ON.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to make phosphorescent glow in the dark powder. Also known as luminescent, photoluminescent or simply glow powder. Warning: This experiment uses mildly toxic chemicals, wear gloves when handling them. In addition, the combustion reaction must be performed outside or in a fume-hood due to the res...
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Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:51:36 PST
Make Potassium Permanganate (sort of...) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Potassium-Permanganate-sort-of/
Make Potassium Permanganate (sort of...) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/3JZ0/FYAJKLLA/FWW3JZ0FYAJKLLA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/3JZ0/FYAJKLLA/FWW3JZ0FYAJKLLA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/3JZ0/FYAJKLLA/FWW3JZ0FYAJKLLA.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We make potassium permanganate from the potassium nitrate and manganese dioxide we obtained in previous videos.Warning: This experiment deals with very high temperatures in glass equipment. Face shields and protection against shattering glass is required. In addition small quantities of toxic gases ...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2009 23:05:24 PDT
Make Copper Sulfate from Copper and Sulfuric acid (3 ways) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Copper-Sulfate-from-Copper-and-Sulfuric-acid-/
Make Copper Sulfate from Copper and Sulfuric acid (3 ways) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/08DN/FXK6AFOG/FBB08DNFXK6AFOG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/08DN/FXK6AFOG/FBB08DNFXK6AFOG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/08DN/FXK6AFOG/FBB08DNFXK6AFOG.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We make copper sulfate from copper and sulfuric acid using two chemical methods and one electrochemical method.Copper does not directly react with sulfuric acid so some form of oxidant is needed. Hydrogen peroxide and nitric acid are excellent oxidants and the first two methods demonstrate this. The...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2009 19:52:26 PDT
Make Sulfuric acid (metabisulfite/oxidizer method) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Sulfuric-acid-metabisulfiteoxidizer-method/
Make Sulfuric acid (metabisulfite/oxidizer method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/ANLE/FWI9UZXO/FIIANLEFWI9UZXO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/ANLE/FWI9UZXO/FIIANLEFWI9UZXO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FII/ANLE/FWI9UZXO/FIIANLEFWI9UZXO.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We make concentrated sulfuric acid from sodium metabisulfite, hydrochloric acid and an oxidant such as hydrogen peroxide or nitric acid.Warning: The procedures in this video produce large quantities of toxic gases and deal with highly corrosive acids. All work must be performed in a fume hood with p...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2009 20:56:42 PDT
Make a Lithium Thionyl Chloride Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Lithium-Thionyl-Chloride-Battery/
Make a Lithium Thionyl Chloride Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/54XB/FUVSGL17/FKP54XBFUVSGL17.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/54XB/FUVSGL17/FKP54XBFUVSGL17.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/54XB/FUVSGL17/FKP54XBFUVSGL17.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to make a Lithium Thionyl Chloride Battery capable of generating 2.8v with enough current to power a LED.Warning: Thionyl Chloride is EXTREMELY toxic and this experiment must be performed in a fumehood by an experienced chemist with proper safety precautions.Lithium thionyl chloride batteries of...
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Sun, 24 May 2009 11:46:19 PDT
How To Make TCPO (for making glow sticks) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-TCPO-for-glow-sticks/
How To Make TCPO (for making glow sticks) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/0I7B/FUI0RZ5V/FGP0I7BFUI0RZ5V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/0I7B/FUI0RZ5V/FGP0I7BFUI0RZ5V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/0I7B/FUI0RZ5V/FGP0I7BFUI0RZ5V.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to make TCPO or bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, used in glow stick reactions.WARNING: This procedure should only be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced chemist. Please refer to the material safety data sheets of all chemicals for their hazards. Synthesis must be ...
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Mon, 11 May 2009 10:04:46 PDT
How to Make Sodium Nitrate, A Potassium Nitrate Substitute http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Sodium-Nitrate-A-Potassium-Nitrate-Su/
How to Make Sodium Nitrate, A Potassium Nitrate Substitute - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/4TJK/FT7PVR43/FWQ4TJKFT7PVR43.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/4TJK/FT7PVR43/FWQ4TJKFT7PVR43.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/4TJK/FT7PVR43/FWQ4TJKFT7PVR43.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to make sodium nitrate, which can substitute for potassium nitrate for most purposes.Note: Sodium Nitrate is somewhat hygroscopic. Stuff you make from it such as pyrotechnic compositions should be used soon after making and not stored for extended periods of time.WARNING: Both procedures produce...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:46:23 PDT
How to Make Potassium Nitrate http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Potassium-Nitrate/
How to Make Potassium Nitrate - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/B1AZ/FT7PTWAK/FT0B1AZFT7PTWAK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/B1AZ/FT7PTWAK/FT0B1AZFT7PTWAK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/B1AZ/FT7PTWAK/FT0B1AZFT7PTWAK.SMALL.jpg NurdRage Make Potassium Nitrate from Instant Cold Packs and Potassium HydroxideWarning: This reaction will produce large quantities of toxic ammonia gas. Perform the reaction outside or in a fume hood. Potassium hydroxide is highly corrosive; wear gloves when working with it.Some instant cold packs contain a...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 10:11:26 PDT
How to Make Iodine from Sulfuric acid and an Alkali Metal Iodide http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Iodine-from-Sulfuric-acid-and-an-Alkal/
How to Make Iodine from Sulfuric acid and an Alkali Metal Iodide - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/UD5W/FSSIKVYC/F1WUD5WFSSIKVYC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/UD5W/FSSIKVYC/F1WUD5WFSSIKVYC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/UD5W/FSSIKVYC/F1WUD5WFSSIKVYC.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to make elemental iodine from sulfuric acid and sodium or potassium iodide.Warning: Reaction must be done outside or in a fumehood due to production of toxic gases including hydrogen sulfide. Concentrated sulfuric acid is extremely corrosive and dangerous and should be handled in glass container...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2009 17:39:22 PDT
Make a Glow Stick Reaction Using Real Chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Glow-Stick-Reaction-Using-Real-Chemicals/
Make a Glow Stick Reaction Using Real Chemicals - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SMALL.jpg NurdRage Here I show you how to make a glow stick reaction with real chemicals. Yes this is a repost, i made a huge mistake on the last one The glowstick reaction is made using a diphenyl oxalate derivative known as bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate or TCPO. Additional ingredients include ethyl acetate as ...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:12:58 PDT