Sodium Nitrate

How To : Understand how sodium nitrate burns

Ever wondered how science could turn out to be fun? Here's how: take a piece of paper with a mixture of sodium nitrate and sugar. When heated, sodium nitrate releases oxygen and burns sugar. Sugar alone cannot burn fast. If you want faster results, then take sodium nitrate wit ...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 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 : 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 fire water or "Negative X" (Zn, NH4NO3, NaCl)

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 : 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 glass mirrors with silver nitrate

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a mirror silvering solution from silver nitrate, ammonia, sugar, and sodium hydroxide. Glass surfaces can be given coatings of silver that make them into mirrors. WARNING: Perform the whole science experiment in ...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 : Test if a fertilizer has nitrates in it

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to test if a fertilizer has nitrates rather than urea or ammonia as its nitrogen source. The idea is quit simple, in a strongly acidic solution the nitrates will behave like nitric acid and dissolve copper metal releasin ...more

How To : Make summer sausage at home anytime of the year

Put pre-mix into bowl. Add whole mustard seed, coriander, fresh ground pepper, and liquid smoke for flavor. You can also add half a teaspoon of hot pepper mix to make it spicy. For meat, use 1/3 ground chuck and 2/3 hamburger; some fat is necessary for a good sausage. Next, ad ...more

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