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How To : Make potassium nitrate from instant cold packs

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make potassium nitrate from instant cold packs and potassium hydroxide. Warning: This reaction will produce large quantities of toxic ammonia gas. Perform the reaction outside or in a fume hood, and wear gloves when w ...more

How To : Make a desiccator bag for drying chemicals

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a desiccator bag for drying chemicals with Dr. Lithium. The complete guide to making a desiccator bag for thoroughly drying hygroscopic chemicals. Some chemicals are hygroscopic, meaning they absorb water from th ...more

How To : Filter vegetable oil to make biodiesel

In this video, Tom Carpenter explains how to filter vegetable oil into bio-diesel at home. After collecting a large amount of waste vegetable oil, place 30 gallons of it into a modified (by removing the top heating element) water heater. Use a pump and hose to circulate the li ...more

How To : Make potassium permanganate with Dr. Lithium

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make potassium permanganate with Dr. Lithium with potassium nitrate and manganese dioxide. WARNING: This experiment deals with very high temperatures in glass equipment. Face shields and protection against shattering ...more

How To : Make iodine from hydrochloric acid and H2O2

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make iodine from an alkali metal iodide, hydrochloric acid (HCI), and hydroxide peroxide (H2O2). Warning: This reaction makes small amounts of chlorine gas and should be performed outside or in a fumehood. This metho ...more

How To : Make Sodium Metal

Sodium (chemical symbol Na) is an interesting element. It reacts in contact with both oxygen and water, and several sodium salts are used to produce a yellow color in fireworks. The metallic form has limited uses in chemistry, and is too soft and reactive to be used as a buil ...more

How To : Make exploding sodium and potassium in water

All the alkali metals react with water to produce elementary hydrogen and the corresponding alkali hydroxides. The reactivity increases with increasing periodic number.The reactions 2 Na + 2 H2O ----> 2 NaOH + H2 2 K + 2 H2O ----> 2 KOH + H2 I got lucky with this sodium react ...more

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