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sulfur Answered

ok i am in the proccess of making gunpowder and i personally thought that saltpeter was probably the hardest chemical to find in the uk, however, i have come across a new dilema, obtaining sulfur? i have searched google and found very vague information that is really no use to me :( and dont know what else to try? please tell me where to buy it or how to make, i am very greatfull for everyones help, thankyou.

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HamOJohn Smith

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, Sulfur is an element and might prove hard to make.

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CameronSSHamO

Reply 11 years ago

Hey, you can make hydrogen. When you use electrolysis to obtain H and O from H2O, electrons from the battery pull off protons from the water, thereby making hydrogen, an element. Methinks sulfur would be a bit more difficult, though.

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lemonieCameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

You can produce sulfur/sulphur from it's compounds, but it's going to be the most difficult way of getting some. (But electrolysis isn't the answer)

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CameronSSlemonie

Reply 11 years ago

But that is only separating/purifying it, not actually making the individual sulfur atoms.

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lemonieCameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

Well you weren't talking about making hydrogen atoms, were you?

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And anyway, you get H2 and O2 from water. Electrons from the battery oxidise O(-2) to O(0). H(+1) is reduced to H(0).

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CameronSSlemonie

Reply 11 years ago

How else would you make hydrogen? Any other method is simply separating it from mixtures or compounds.

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jtobakoCameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

Use large amounts of quarks and other sub-atomic particles : ) You DO have your own cyclotron, right?

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lemonieCameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

From hydrides, reaction of metals with water, dehydrogenation, but it's all redox anyway... and making sulphur is the same kind of making as you'd find in making hydrogen.
Preparing might be a more appropriate word?

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andy60

11 years ago

thanks for all the god input everyone :D

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Loveofchaosandy60

Reply 11 years ago

try a volcano vent. i went to lassen and found some, but i think its impure, go to garden dept and look for sulfur there

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NachoMahma

11 years ago

. Try asking for "Flowers of Sulphur" at hardware/agriculture stores.