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#1 antiswat

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:44 PM

hi.. i want to know if there is a easy way to make sulfur..
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#2 feign_ignorence

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 11:10 PM

I think this should be under 'Applied Chemistry' (?)
but one possible way (industrial) is:

the Claus process
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#3 iNow

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 01:11 AM

Get some eggs.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:59 AM

Get some eggs.

and...?
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#5 iNow

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 01:51 PM

and...?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q... to make sulfur
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#6 YT2095

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:01 PM

so you don`t know?
then why waste our time posting in the Chemistry (Science) area at all? if you have nothing useful to offer I`ll thank to keep out of these forums in future, and leave the replies to those that DO know some science.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:06 PM

The answer to your question was already covered in post #2.
WTF is your deal, YT?
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#8 Phi for All

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:09 PM

Find an underground deposit of sulfur, inject some superheated water into it to melt it and force it to the surface. You will get a lot.

Or go buy some. I don't think any process to extract sulfur from something else is going to be cheaper or less time consuming than purchasing it from a pharmacy or chem supply.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:09 PM

my "Deal" is that Chemistry is a Science, and Exacting science at that, so "get some eggs" requires backing up with science, something you failed to do when asked.

there is no room for half answers or speculations (or Opinion) here.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:11 PM

there is no room for half answers or speculations (or Opinion) here.


Stop being such a prick. I'll go quote like a thousand times where you did exactly that if you really want to continue this childish tangent and personal vendetta with me.
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#11 Phi for All

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:18 PM

This thread needs to stay on topic.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 04:27 AM

1) get some eggs. a lot of eggs. eat them.
2) get some hosing and vaseline. Hopefully you don't need instructions, on what to do with this, but lead your "exit gas stream" into cold water saturated with  SO2 .

Sulfur will precipitate due to the following water-catalyzed reaction:

 2H2S + SO2 -> 3S + 2H2O

Here is a nice video not involving flatus:

Okay, so I'm obviously joking. The H2S content of farts is negligible.

However, check out this: http://wiki.answers....uff_do_you_need

By far, the easiest way to get sulfur is to buy some. If you can get high quality anywhere, I suggest you do so, because trying to purify fertilizer grade by repeated recrystallization is a pain in the arse and very smelly since you need hot xylene or toluene for solvent, as well as a very fine metal screen as a filter. I've done it and seriously don't recommend it.
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