Acetone

How to Make Acetone Peroxide : A Primary High Explosive

Acetone peroxide is a primary high explosive. It is the product of the reaction between hydrogen peroxide and acetone and is an acid catalyst. It is notable for being a high explosive that does not contain nitrogen, but is very unstable and typically too dangerous for practica ...more

How To : Make thunder in a test tube with ethanol & acetone

C For Chemistry delves into the chemistry of science experiments. This chemist knows what he's talking about. These chemistry experiments are not only fun, but very educational for all of those interested in scientific chemical reactions and properties. This video tutorial wi ...more

How To : Dissolve a styrofoam cup in acetone

Styropyro shows a classic demonstration of "The Vanishing Cup" experiment. Things you will need: a container, slightly larger than the Styrofoam cup, acetone and a Styrofoam cup. Place the container on a flat surface and fill it up with an acetone. Get the Styrofoam cup and Ca ...more

How To : Dissolve styrofoam with acetone

Dissolve styrofoam with acetone using tips from this how-to video. Acetone breaks the structure of polystyrene in its expanded form, styrofoam. The 'foam' bit goes away. In other words, acetone "dissolves" polystyrene.

How To : Make Copper Glow Red Hot with Acetone

In this video, I will show you how to make copper glow red hot with the catalytic oxidation of acetone. For this science experiment, we'll just need some acetone, copper wire, and a flame source to initially heat the copper coil we'll make. Video: . Materials Needed Pure acet ...more

How To : Freeze water by boiling acetone

You can freeze water by boiling it. To do this you will need a Vacuum pump. Vacuum pump can be used to suck out air from a container and create vacuum in it. Take a bell jar. Now connect the vacuum pipe into it and suck out the air from it. Take a flash and add little bit of w ...more

How To : Remove fake nails painlessly with acetone

Fake nails can be such a pain in the butt. Yeah, they look good when they're on (they're one of the few things that look perfect when we wake up, unlike our face and hair), but removing them inevitably leaves nail scratches, stubby, ugly nails, and causes pain. But not if you ...more

How To : Make acetone peroxide safely

See how you can make acetone peroxide safely in this video tutorial. Warning: This chemical is unstable and should under no circumstances be made by people without experience in this field! Avoid static electricity in the vicinity of the drug. As state it is incredible unstab ...more

How To : Remove fake nails with acetone

Joyce teaches viewers how to remove fake nails by using acetone. First, you should get acetone solution and submerge your nails into the solution for a few minutes and the nails will come off by themselves. For fake nails, you can apply nail polish remover and the nails will e ...more

How To : Hack Smart Cards for satellite TVs

Notorious hacker Chris Tarnovsky opens his underground laboratory to WIRED, providing a peek into the world of satellite television smart-card hacking. This complicated process involves nail polish, a pin head and various acids -- so don't try this at home (unless you're Chris ...more

How To : Cut a Beer Bottle in Half Without a Knife

Learn how to cut a beer bottle in half! That's right, watch this video tutorial to learn how to cut a beer bottle in half with acetone, string and fire. You'll also need the glass bottle to be empty, and probably a pair of scissors. What you do is tie a piece of string around ...more

How To : Remove your glue-on nails

Demonstrator Caitlin offers a tutorial on how to remove fake nails you purchased from your local drug or beauty supply store and applied yourself, safely. You start with putting an acetone based nail polish remover in a paper cup and where you soak your nail in the cup. You ca ...more

How To : Clean an SKS Rifle

So you went out and bought an SKS rifle...good for you. In my opinion, there are few rifles that can match the SKS as a personal weapon, whether used for hunting, recreation, or defense. Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $ ...more

How To : Make a fake tree for a play

Well it's time to put on the school play! This year, the school's going to put on Chekov's "The Cherry Tree". Only problem? You have no tree. Well, this helpful how to will guide you through the steps to make a light, portable tree that will turn your school play on its head. ...more

How To : Remove Spray Paint After Your Car Gets Tagged

There are some really talented graffiti artists out there. Some of them are good enough that businesses hire them to paint advertisements, rather than hiring someone to scrub their work off the side of the building. Then there are the taggers who just go around painting their ...more

How To : Make a glass out of a beer bottle

This video tutorial shows how to make a cool beer glass out of a beer bottle. This is also a great trick for cutting the bottle; forget the glass cutter or tricks with string and acetone. Just pour oil up to the level where you want the bottle cut off and place a red-hot piece ...more

How To : Remove acrylic nails without soaking or salons

This video shows you how to remove acrylic nails using a nail tip. It takes a long time to soak the nails in acetone to remove them, and this method is quicker. To do it, slide one of the corners under any part of the tip. Force it in and slide it over across the nail and you ...more

How To : Customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers

Watch this instructional fashion design videos to customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers. Make sure to clean the shoe with nail polish remover, or acetone to remove the finish. Tape off the areas of the shoe you want to protect. Here is one example of how to paint you ...more

How To : Turn water into ice without a freezer

Here's a fun experiment you can do that will demonstrate the effects that pressure has on the freezing point of a liquid. You will amaze your friends as you do what seems to be impossible, turning water into ice without sticking it in the freezer. See water freeze before your ...more

How To : Make nitrocellulose lacquer

Check out this video tutorial on how to make nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitrocellulose is a highly flammable material made by treating cellulose with concentrated nitric acid, used for explosives. The lacquer is the spreadable liquid made by dissolving ping pong balls in acetone. ...more

DIY Plastination : Turning Dead Animals Into Science-Jerky

If you found the world renown Body Worlds exhibition gnarly and perverse, perhaps you'll find this latest parade of plastination a little less so—considering we don't share the same DNA as these specimens of jerky-in-the-name-of-science. The Koerperwelten der Tiere—or Animal B ...more

How To : Remove patent leather shoe stains

In this video, you'll learn a quick and simple tip for removing shoe stains from your patent leather shoes. All you have to do is use a cotton ball and dip it in a non-acetone nail polish remover. Then use it to gently remove any scuff marks. Voila!

How To : Make a test tube thunderstorm

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a test tube thunderstorm. They show you how to make the thunderstorm in a test tube using alcohol, sulfuric acid and potassium permanganate. WARNING: This experiment is extremely dangerous as it involves corrosiv ...more

How To : Make an ice bomb

Pour water into a cast iron bomb. Then bathe the bomb in a dry ice acetone slush. This will cause the reaction. This is to illustrate that the volume of ice is greater than of an equal mass of liquid water.

How To : Remove acrylic nails on your own

TVfXQs2Cassiopeia shows you have to remove your acrylic nails at home. You'll need to by a bottle/ container of acetone, which is fairly cheap (~$5) and can be bought at drug stores. Acetone looks like water, and is usually beneath the sponge that comes in the container (it ma ...more

How To : Remove Super Glue

If you've ever gotten super glue stuck to your fingers, you know what a pain it can be to get it off again! Don't worry - there's a simple household item you probably already stock that can take care of your super glue super mess! Things you'll need: Nail polish remover Tiss ...more

How To : Etch your own circuitboards

A step-by-step how-to video from grooveshark.com explaining how to make your own circuit board or PCB. It's a simple, but long process for copper etching a printed circuit board, so pay attention and pause when needed. You'll need tinsnips, laser printer, copper clad board, g ...more

How To : Melt Styrofoam with nail polish remover

This short video is about melting a styro cup without fire. It's magical. Anyone watching it would wonder what had happened to the Styrofoam cup which was dipped in Acetone, nothing but common nail polish remover. This is a short and cute video and watching this could be fun f ...more

How To : Remove acrylic nails quickly

In this video, the instructor shows us how to remove acrylic nails quickly and easily. First, remove some of the acrylic using a professional nail tool, you can find this online or at a beauty supply store. Next, take a big bowl of warm water and a small bowl of pure acetone. ...more

How To : 5 Clever Ways to Repurpose Empty Wine Bottles

I've always had an affinity for pretty wine bottles. When I was younger, my parents and my siblings would give me their empty wine bottles so I could collect them, and I loved every single one. Of course, once I reached a certain age, I realized that I loved what resided in t ...more

How To : Get grease off a granite counter

A little elbow grease of your own can quickly take care of any stains and get your granite counters looking like new. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to get grease off a granite counter. You Will Need * Washcloths * Dish detergent * Warm water * Paper towels * Acetone ...more

How To : Create a PCB with the toner transfer method

Need to make a PCB quick? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to create a PCB with the toner transfer method using photo laser paper. This is an "easy and cheap" way to build PCB (printed circuit board) using the toner transfer method. With many papers tried, photo la ...more

How To : Remove super glue stuck to your skin

Superglue isn't supposed to stick to some things - like your hand. You can use a dab of acetone-based nail polish remover on a cotton ball to dissolve the super glue, and then rinse the residue off with soap and warm water.

News : 1,200 Hot Wheels in Perpetual (NOISY) Motion

Chris Burden's latest piece is a portrait of L.A.'s hot mess of traffic, entitled Metropolis II. The artist has constructed a miniature highway system, complete with 1,200 custom-designed cars, 18 lanes, 13 toy trains and tracks, and a landscape of buildings made with wood blo ...more

How To : Cut a bottle

In this tutorial, Tony Vo teaches us how to cut a bottle. You will need: a glass bottle, yarn, lighter, sink of cold water, and acetone or alcohol. First, take your glass bottle and tie a piece of yarn around the part you want to cut. Wrap the yarn two times around, then tie i ...more

How To : Remove acrylic nails at home

If you've grown tired of your acrylic nails and want to remove them, but don't want to go to the salon, follow these steps to learn how to remove them from home. You will need to use a 100 percent acetone remover to take off all of the nail polish first. Then, take an old cont ...more

How To : Create ice when boiling from a vacuum experiment

This can actually happen. It seems unnatural, but the laws of physics don't lie. Liquids require heat to boil, and if the conditions are right one liquid can be boiled in order to freeze a second. Under a vacuum, the water in an acetone/water mixture can freeze while the aceto ...more

How To : Clean a sink drain

A clogged drain is not only an unpleasant but seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Good thing there is a simple way to unclog most minor stoppages with a few household products. Be your own plumber and keep those drains free and flowing. Keep your sink drain flowing ...more

How To : Remove fake nails

Find a good work area where you can sit down and be comfortable. A kitchen table works perfectly for this. Be sure to cover the surface of your table with a plastic garbage bags and a thick layer of newspaper to soak up spills and prevent damage to your table's surface. Get al ...more

How To : Remove acrylic nails safely

Acrylic nails make your talons look beautiful, long, and slender...until you rip them off, along with part of your own nail. Learn how to remove these plastic imposters without damaging your own nails with this video tutorial on removing fake nails safely. You'll need acetone ...more

How To : Granulate black powder

Alexpyro teaches you how to granulate black powder to create Lift Powder in a few easy steps. First, you need to pour a good quality meal powder into a bowl. At this point you can mix in 5% Dextrin if you would like. Next, you should mix at least 70% isopropyl alcohol into the ...more

How To : Solder wires

Soldering properly is a skill every electronics and computer hobbyist needs. Proper soldering appears deceptively simple, but it requires practice. One has to do the steps below to solder the wires which is as follows, First Clean the area you wish to solder and scrape the wir ...more

How To : Remove acrylic and gel nails

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove acrylic and gel nails. First, fill a large dish with warm water, large enough to fit a small glass bowl inside. After this, fill the small glass dish with pure acetone. From here, place the bowl inside the large dish and then add in sev ...more

How To : Prep shoes to customize

Watch this instructional fashion design video for a quick guide on how to prepare shoes before you paint them. You will need a Magic Eraser, water, a tooth brush, q-tips, masking tape, and acetone (nail polish remover). Get you shoes ready for a specialty customized look.

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