Potassium Nitrate

Contest : Potassium Nitrate Crystals

Recreating one of Will's mad science experiments, I made some potassium nitrate crystals. This was definitely the most fun part of my DIY smoke mix. I can't win the contest, but I'm just putting it up here for fun, since I liked the pictures so much.

How To : Make a Smoke Bomb with Sugar and Potassium Nitrate

Surprisingly, making your very own smoke grenade is pretty easy—and cheap. All you need is a saucepan or skillet, piezoelectric lighter, sugar and some potassium nitrate (easily available online and in most gardening stores). Simply heat the ingredients over low heat until th ...more

How To : Make potassium nitrate at home

Believe it or not, there are cheap ways to make potassium nitrate for your chemistry experiments. And the key ingredient… "sodium-free" salt. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make potassium nitrate at home with Dr. Lithium. You already learned how t ...more

How To : Make potassium nitrate for black powder

In this video, we learn how to make potassium nitrate for black powder. First, purchase some Pottasche. After this, mix equal parts of the pottasche with ammonium nitrate. These will combine together, then set the glass on top of the measuring device and the mixture will start ...more

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 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 an awesome colored smoke bomb

The video describes an easy at home process for making smoke bombs. The items you will need are as follows: 1- Potassium Nitrate 2- Sugar 3- Baking Soda 4- Organic Powdered Dye 5- Duct Tape 6- Firework Fuses 7- Card Tube 8- Small piece(s) of wool 9- Ink Pen First, mix your ...more

Fire Texting : How to Write Secret Messages with Fire

Writing secret notes with lemon juice was one of my favorite pastimes as a child. All it took was a small flame to lightly scorch the paper and reveal the hidden message. Now that I'm tall and pay bills, lemon ink just isn't exciting enough anymore. Luckily, we can use another ...more

How To : Test stump remover for chlorate or nitrate

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to test stump remover for chlorate, nitrate, or metabisulfite with Dr. Lithium. See how to test tree stump remover for potassium chlorate, potassium nitrate, or sodium metabisulfite. All of these chemicals are useful an ...more

How To : Make a PVC rocket at home

You can make a rocket at home using these items found around the house. Icing sugar, measuring tape, a PVC pipe, black marker, hammer, flat headed bolt around 18 millimeters wide , mortar and pestle, drill, drill bit size 5 millimeter, potassium nitrate and kitty litter. You ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/11 - 04/17)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Make fuse paper to light a rocket motor

Do you like drinking coffee? It may seem like this question has nothing to do with homemade rockets or fuse paper, but indeed coffee filters - which you should have in ample supply if you enjoy making your own cup of Joe - are the key ingredient in a kick ass construction of f ...more

How To : Easily make a rocket engine

This intense video shows you how to make a rocket engine. Quick and easy to follow put to some great rock music. You learn every step and every tool you need know and use to build your very own rocket engine. You'll be lighting her up and watching her fly in the sky sooner tha ...more

How To : Make nitric acid

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make nitric acid. They show three ways to make nitric acid based on two different chemical approaches, both of which can be done using easily accessible materials. Warning: The procedures in this video produce large q ...more

How To : Make ammonium nitrate with NaHSO4 and nitrate salt

Okay, so you don't necessarily have to make ammonium nitrate to have ammonium nitrate — ammonium nitrate can simply be obtained from fertilizers and instant cold packs. Making homemade NH4NO3 can be much more expensive then buying it, but this video is not meant to be a viable ...more

How To : Make Fireworks with Marshmallows

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make some Fourth of July fireworks using marshmallows. If sparklers are unavailable or illegal in your area, marshmallows make for a great alternative (and make a great snack while you're working). For brief written instructions, make sur ...more

How To : Make self-igniting spell incense

Krazyboytx shows viewers how to make self-igniting spell incense! First you need an incense burner and place your incense in this. You then light this mound and it will ignite itself. One should note that this soap is very thick but it will light. First, to make this incense y ...more

How To : Make Solid Rocket Fuel at Home with Old Newspapers

Old newspapers come in handy for many different uses around the house, from birdcage liners to shipping cushioning and even a little fish cooking. But for backyard rocket scientists like Markus Bindhammer, they're more suitable as an ingredient for rocket propellant. Video: . ...more

How To : Make fake blood from iron, chloride, and potassium

In order to make fake blood, for special effects or for Halloween, you will need the following: Potassium Thiocyanate (KSCN), Iron (III) Chloride (FeCL3), which is also known as ferric chloride or may substitute Iron Nitrate (Ferric Nitrate). You will also need water or dihydr ...more

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