# how to make oxygen?

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huahe    10

Is there an easy way to produce oxygen at home?

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Cap'n Refsmmat    1340

electrify water. There are books that have a detailed way of capturing the hydrogen and oxygen. Google up "electrolysis."

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Crash    30

i set up a home electrolysis unit, ill post a bitmap pic of it later its simple to do

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Crash    30

here it is sorry about the pics cheapness......

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I get a blank image.

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Crash    30

ops sorry it didnt work ill do it again

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Crash    30

hope it works this time

 yea it works, the electrodes are from D battery cells,and the rest is straight foward

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YT2095    591
huahe said in post # :

Is there an easy way to produce oxygen at home?

Yes, get some normal everyday Hydrogen Peroxide from the chemists (pharmacy) the sort used to clean wounds.

open up an ordinary zinc/carbon battery, take out the black stuff and add it to your peroxide, it will react instantly giving zillions of bubbles, they will all be pure Oxygen

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ed84c    10

hmm

Generally electrolosis of water ends up with H2 and an oxide. hydroxide of the electrode, providing it is more reactive than H2 but if not a OH or O of the dissolved minerals. Remember pure water dose not conduct electricity so this will always happen with impurtities.

I tried to make I and KOH with KI once, but ended up with the Al electrodes hydroxidising

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YT2095    591

you would do

however for a neat electrolysis effect, for H and O2 use plain acidified water with carbon electrodes (the pencil lead from a carpenters pencil will work just nicely).

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Crash    30

i used H2SO4 for the acid , i got it out of a car battery

huahe    10

Thanks

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boris_73    10

also if you get hydrogen peroxide and add piece's of liver to it you get alot of oxygen produced as well which is much simpler easer to get hold of and quicker

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YT2095    591

I find normal Zinc/Carbon batts just as easy to get and alot less messy and gross! )

of course the "environmentaly friendly" method would be to get a submerged pool type plant in the sunshine and capture the O2 from that under an up turned beaker

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boris_73    10

yes but you also might lose alot of the oxygen as well that way and its time consuming plus you wont get that much oxygen, and my method fairly enviromently friendly except for the hydrogen peroxide and you can always get a lot of liver even if it is gross

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YT2095    591

the question was:

Is there an easy way to produce oxygen at home?

and so, that IS an easy way, involves nothing complicated or dangerous, and will produce more oxygen than youde think! Ive done it

theres no mention of scale either, thus, its yet ANOTHER way to produce the O2

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boris_73    10

right you've got me there

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5614    27

suprisingly, im having difficulty getting some graphite rods anywhere, i live in london, UK, can anyone suggest a shop which would sell them?

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boris_73    10
suprisingly, im having difficulty getting some graphite rods anywhere, i live in london, UK, can anyone suggest a shop which would sell them?

use the pencil leads burn of the wood and just use the pencil leads the thicker the pencil the better

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boris_73    10

why do you want them any way the electrolysis method doesnt work very well i have tried it

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YT2095    591

go to a welding shop (or even B&Q) and get some guaging rods, peel the copper foil off and hey presto, long carbon rods

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boris_73    10

use yts method or mine you get more oxygen much quicker a lot more oxygen

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Gilded    180

Now that were talking about graphite, anyone know where to get pyrolytic graphite? You can make it levitate with four square shaped N40 NdFeB-magnets.

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YT2095    591

erm... nope?

if you find a source though, PM me, I use NIB magnets (just as good)

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Lance    44

Use a lantern battery for the rods. That’s also the best way to get the MnO2.

Also the H2O2+MnO2 reaction is fun if you do it in a large flask with a rubber stopper with thin glass tube in it. It creates a nice stream of pure oxygen. Just light a match and put it over the stream and the flame resembles burning magnesium.