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Postby joelamosobadiah » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:59 pm

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Mercer Boy wrote:Sorry...most of the chemical reactions I want to do at home create fire and/or explosions...and most of the reagents I would get from work wouldn't be available in a store either. :-D

I've done a somewhat cool one with potassium iodide, hydrogen peroxide, and soap. You need to get fairly concentrated peroxide though...not the 3% crap you get for a disinfectant. I'm talking the 30-35% variety. The one time I made the solution too strong and the stuff shot out of the cylinder pretty dang fast, hahaha. I wish I could find the pic of it that I have...don't know if I hosted it or not.

That was posted earlier in the thread and it looks totally cool. Where did you get your potassium iodide? Do you remember how much it was? This is something I'd like to do at home, but potassium iodide isn't something most folks have laying around. :-b


Says it's available over the counter. Do you know a pharmacist?


I just went to Walgreen's and they said they can't sell it without a prescription. I don't know that I believe that - they sell it online and it doesn't look like I'd need a prescription there to get it. I guess I'll have to keep looking.


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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:35 pm

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Mercer Boy wrote:Sorry...most of the chemical reactions I want to do at home create fire and/or explosions...and most of the reagents I would get from work wouldn't be available in a store either. :-D

I've done a somewhat cool one with potassium iodide, hydrogen peroxide, and soap. You need to get fairly concentrated peroxide though...not the 3% crap you get for a disinfectant. I'm talking the 30-35% variety. The one time I made the solution too strong and the stuff shot out of the cylinder pretty dang fast, hahaha. I wish I could find the pic of it that I have...don't know if I hosted it or not.

That was posted earlier in the thread and it looks totally cool. Where did you get your potassium iodide? Do you remember how much it was? This is something I'd like to do at home, but potassium iodide isn't something most folks have laying around. :-b


Says it's available over the counter. Do you know a pharmacist?


I just went to Walgreen's and they said they can't sell it without a prescription. I don't know that I believe that - they sell it online and it doesn't look like I'd need a prescription there to get it. I guess I'll have to keep looking.


I got a friend who's a pharmacist, but I don't think I should ask her to hook me up. !+)
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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:56 pm

I got the KI from work, of course...it's one of the reagents we use when titrating sodium hypochlorite (aka bleach).

Sorry that I didn't see that reaction posted earlier...but it is fun! :-)

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Postby joelamosobadiah » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:04 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:I got the KI from work, of course...it's one of the reagents we use when titrating sodium hypochlorite (aka bleach).

Sorry that I didn't see that reaction posted earlier...but it is fun! :-)

Bleach + Ammonia = not good. Don't do it; the labels say so.


Yeah, if you want that one, just take a pee in a toilet after its cleaned with a bleach product. 8-o 8-o :-P :-P
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Postby knapplc » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:05 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:I got a friend who's a pharmacist, but I don't think I should ask her to hook me up. !+)


Yeah - thanks, but I don't want to do anything that would get you in trouble.
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Postby beanoX3 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:30 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:Bleach + Ammonia = not good. Don't do it; the labels say so.

Bah, warning labels are for losers. ;-D





Famous last words, eh? LOL... :-B
I'm tempted to go try it. Something different that my usual combustion experiments. :-o


I know of something cool that isn't too dangerous, but I've forgotten how to go about it, exactly. End result is a bottle coated in silver on the inside. Looks pretty cool if a colored bottle is used. I'll update later once I refresh my memory.
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Postby houstonherdfan » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:10 am

FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:ok, I have to ask, what does bleach and ammonia do?



also, same sort of explosion thing here (dangerous), half sunscreen, half rubbing alcohol, but actually only fill the bottle half of the way up with those things, then put 5 tin foil balls in there, strike a match, drop it in, screw on the cap, shake and set it down, big boom, also, be very careful if you try this, it could go off prematurely.


you mix sodium Hypochlorite (bleach) and ammonia, you end up with chlorine gas a poison

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Postby knapplc » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:35 am

Mercer Boy wrote:I got the KI from work, of course...it's one of the reagents we use when titrating sodium hypochlorite (aka bleach).


Man, if I had a dime for every time someone told me they titrated sodium hypochlorite with potassium iodide I'd be a millionaire by now. :-b
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:45 am

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Omaha Red Sox wrote:I got a friend who's a pharmacist, but I don't think I should ask her to hook me up. !+)


Yeah - thanks, but I don't want to do anything that would get you in trouble.


She wouldn't do it anyway. Especially after I say "because I want to show my kid some cool chemical reactions". I can hear her saying "Oooooook" then turning around and walking away quickly.

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Postby treat24 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:59 am

knapplc wrote:
Mercer Boy wrote:I got the KI from work, of course...it's one of the reagents we use when titrating sodium hypochlorite (aka bleach).


Man, if I had a dime for every time someone told me they titrated sodium hypochlorite with potassium iodide I'd be a millionaire by now. :-b


LOL ... nice :-b
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