Turn Lead Into Gold, With Modern Alchemy

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Here is my video on how to do this is you don't wanna read it.

Step 1: Step 1: Respect the Chemicals

CAREFUL: If you are not somewhat skilled in chemistry I recommend you NOT attempt this. It is quite toxic, and I don't recommend anyone try it. This is downright nasty stuff, I can't say it enough, just watch the video for fun!

Step 2: Step 2: Seriously, Respect Them.

Step 3: Okay, Good. First What You Need!

Reagents:

Lead Nitrate (also nasty)

Potassium Iodide

Baking Soda

Step 4: Mix the Reagents

Once mixed, it looks like cheese.

Step 5: Heat the Solution to 100C

It should go clear, but if you see this, it is not a saturated solution, and you should increase the heat, OR add more water.

Step 6: While It Cools, It Does a Very, Cool 'golden Rain' Effect

Step 7: Filter It, and Let It Dry for 2ish Days

Filter with coffee filters, using gravity, or attempt a vacuum filtration with an extremely fine frit, or a buchner funnel.

Step 8: Store This Pretty Stuff!

Don't forget to label it, and clean up with LOTS of baking soda.

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    limitlesspotential

    4 months ago on Step 8

    How is this Gold? lol, its like some kind of medieval parlor trick, like jesus self harming to turn water into water mixed with blood to pretend its wine.
    The only way to truly change elements into Gold is by a Nuclear Reaction, you need MASS amounts of energy to change the composition, for example via means of transmutation as seen in 1941 by changing Mercury into Gold https://journals.aps.org/pr/abstract/10.1103/PhysR...

    Why bother doing the experiment on this page, its about as useful as making a potato clock

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    SuperGeek17

    1 year ago

    I have not yet done this experiment. This is really cool because it does not require transmutation circle. It seems cool, will be reporting back when I have done the project.

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    Snipewing

    2 years ago

    Cool experiment but what are the ratios for the reaction?

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    CollegeChemistrySnipewing

    Reply 2 years ago

    I listed them in the video, but it CAN be done 1 to 1, but Lead Nitrate NEEDS to be used up, so I did a 1: 0.8

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    CollegeChemistrySnipewing

    Reply 2 years ago

    No problem. I hope to see you in the comments on my youtube channel i love to hear from you guys.

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    nanosniper

    2 years ago

    this was super cool idea????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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    Spokesperson for this.. sure! And the guy who made the video so i should know this stuff... yeah you in fact, can sell this for around 1.3k USD. If someone pays that much, that i doubt.

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    hubi

    2 years ago

    One day too late, for this 1st April Joke

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    gm280

    2 years ago

    If only you could turn lead to gold, I would be a billionaire.

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    jtobakogm280

    Reply 2 years ago

    But you can...at about a billion dollars an ounce.