Introduction: Element Collection With Pill Capsules!
This is my element collection. Not collected all of the elements (You can't). But the idea of putting small samples in pills is good.
Before starting to work i need to give some warnings.
Pill are made for humans to swallow them. If you have a child or curious friends, please securely place the pills. Pills capsules are dissolving slowly by itself (Water and bacterias are factor). You don't need a human body for dissolving them. Keep that in mind. But the price of medical pills are not too much. You can change them if you want to.
Now lets start!
Step 1: Working Area
In this instructabe we will use what we find. Also a syringe will be helpful.
Break the samples of elements or directly get any salt or compound
containing the element and put them into pills. I put some of them with powder which pills have. But it is not a good idea for some elements. I will list them below.
Step 2: List of Materials
Here is the compounds i made my element collection from:
1.Hydrogen: From HCL
3.Lithium: Li-Ion battery from old battery.
5.Boron: Neodmyum Magnet (You can find 2 small magnet in your PC CD/DVD.. writers laser head)
8.Oxygen: Cerium dioxide lighter flints has oxygen in them
9.Fluorine: Toothpaste (from household)
11.Sodium: Salt with sodium
12.Magnessium: Wire (Flammable! Search for it)
14.Silicon: LED (Small 3mm)
15.Phosphorus: Match plate
16.Sulfur: Match head
17.Chlorine: Potassium chloride
19.Potassium: Potasyum chloride (Known as NoSalt)
26.İron: Flyback (Flyback transformers has pure iron)
29.Copper: Pure copper plate (2" x 4" sheet is 5$)
30.Zinc: Zinc-carbon battery
31.Gallium: LED(Blue leds has gallium in them, you can't be sure for it. Sorry)
32.Germanium: Germanium Diode (Zener diode in the picture)
47.Silver: From old fuse
50.Tin: Solder wire
53.İodine:Salt with iodine
58.Cerium: Cerium oxide lighter flints
60.Neodymium: Neodymium Magnet
74.Tungsten: Lamp filament
79.Gold: Pure gold (From old computer. Melted and tested with acids.)
80.Mercury: From lab
82.Lead: Fishing Weight
90.Thorium: From Uranium Rock
92.Uranium: Bought (5gr 15$) (İf you have uranium you have all of the decays including Thorium-90)
I didn't listed uranium decay daughters because they are very unstable. Some of them have 20 minute of life.
Lithium: Put in oil, because it gives reaction with oxygen very fast. (Syringe is needed)
Mercury: Gives very good weight effect.
Fluorine: Toothpaste dissolves capsule with enzymes in it. So wrap toothpaste piece with aluminium foil before putting into capsule.
Hydrochloric Acid: Using in household cleaning. You can find it on markets. Also if you puke you can get HCL from it (Joking).
You will need aluminium foil for reaction.
1L Erlenmeyer Flask ($15)
Step 3: Uranium Decays
Have a look at uranium decay photo. Some of uranium atoms turned to another element billion years earlier. And the other element turned into another element years later.. With this way if you have uranium you will have all of the decay elements. Also you will have the stable Lead in it. Search it if you didn't understand.
Step 4: Lead and Hydrogen
I got the pure hydrogen from HCL. HCL gives reaction with aluminium(+3). And hydrogen vaporizes with some of metal in it. Then i filtered the gas with water in another section and filled baloon with hydrogen.
Lead is from fishing weight. I melted and gave shapes to it. Also i am using lead for my X-ray projects to protect myself from radiation.
Step 5: Bonus!
Always explore and search. You will be suprized when you learn about elements that you can never reach are near to you. (Thank to my english teacher)
April 27 2016 Edit:Yttrium is used in production of red phosphor. For this element you need to contact with CRT producers. Good luck with it!
I hope this instructable gave you some idea. Thank you for your interesting. Feel free to asking questions. And if you want me to explain how i get ... element i will help.
June 24 2017 Edit: All pills are still in good condition. I still handle them with gloves. Don't touch with your bare hands because humidity is not a good thing for that capsules. I will start searching again for new elements soon. Thank you for your interest!
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