Turn Lead Into Gold, With Modern Alchemy

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Introduction: Turn Lead Into Gold, With Modern Alchemy

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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    18 Discussions

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    limitlesspotential

    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
    SuperGeek17

    2 years 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
    Snipewing

    3 years ago

    Cool experiment but what are the ratios for the reaction?

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    CollegeChemistry
    CollegeChemistry

    Reply 3 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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    Snipewing
    Snipewing

    Reply 3 years ago

    Awesome! Thank you very much!

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    CollegeChemistry
    CollegeChemistry

    Reply 3 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
    nanosniper

    3 years ago

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

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    rainingfiction
    rainingfiction

    3 years ago

    But can you sell for $1,259.00 per ounce? That is the real question

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    CollegeChemistry
    CollegeChemistry

    Reply 3 years ago

    knowledge is without price... So really this is worth the moon.

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    rainingfiction
    rainingfiction

    Reply 3 years ago

    Arn't you the spokespersons? :P

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    CollegeChemistry
    CollegeChemistry

    Reply 3 years ago

    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
    hubi

    3 years ago

    One day too late, for this 1st April Joke

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    gm280
    gm280

    3 years ago

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

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    CollegeChemistry
    CollegeChemistry

    Reply 3 years ago

    If this worked I wouldn't share it!

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    jtobako
    jtobako

    Reply 3 years ago

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