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  1. They are more then just expensive. Some of the consumer phase coolers/closed cycle refrigerators are over 700 dollars. At that price, it'd be better to buy a pulse tube cyrocooler.
  2. Achieving higher temperature has always been easier to obtain then achieving low temperature "One can simply use a easy to get torch lighter to easily go over 1000°C) However without using consumables such as dry ice, it has been much more difficult for someone to achieve lower temperatures. The only common items available to the consumers within the price range are usually a normal compression cycle refrigerator or the highly inefficient Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC) Wanting to obtain temperatures low enough for a cloud chamber experiment and other low temperature experiments without using consumables such as dry ice or liquid nitrogen, has anyone had success strictly using inexpensive parts or easy to obtain materials? TEC coolers can be used in a pyramid (stacked) configuration but because of it's inefficiency and the amount of heat produced by each element, it soon becomes unrealistic as the each stage would need an exponential amount of power to remove the heat generated by itself plus an the heat of each successive stages. (Refrigerants can be different then the stock refrigerant to prevent it from freezing) Is it possible to apply the same concept for the TEC for a compression cycle refrigerator? Two or more compression cycles attached to draw head out of the compression stages. Or if the thermostat of the refrigerator was modified greatly beyond it's range, how cold can a refrigerator possibly become? (Pulse tube cry-coolers are not an option due to the cost) If anyone is aware of any other methods of cheaply cooling to bellow -40°C *Without using consumables such as dry ice* please let me know.
  3. Pure H2O is hardly conductive. Tap water contains trace minerals and elements which allow the water to be conductive. However electrolysis of tap water can create many different gases including hydrogen itself.
  4. Since many chemical reactions use iodine, I was looking into making Iodine and stumbled across this thread http://www.scienceforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10886&highlight=Iodine. Iodine tincture contains Iodide Ions which allow Iodine to dissolve readily in water. By passing though chlorine gas though the solution of tincture, we are able to oxidize the iodide back into iodine which is not very soluble in water. Thus we end up with elemental iodine as a precipitate. Here's a video of my synthesis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_1-p4paM4U&feature=channel_page PS. Iodine stains everthing
  5. I'll just name a few I've encountered. -Chlorine (Pulmonary agents) -Phosgene (Pulmonary agents) -Hydrazine (Toxic) -Bromoacetone (lachrymatory agent) -Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (organic peroxide) and hydrogen cyanide.
  6. I have a two decimal place scale, I will try this method and see what I get. Thanks for the help.
  7. I was thinking of calibrating the pipette by measuring 5mL of water in a graduated cylinder then sucking the fluid through my pipette and mark the bottom of the Meniscus as 5mL. Then continue doing with 10mL and 15mL and so on.
  8. I know this is practically not possible but Aerogel?
  9. Whoops, I meant to say aqueous ammonia not anhydrous ammonia Wait, since some of you suggested in using pipette, would marking the pipette with calibrated mL lines work for titration so I could determine just how much titrant I used? I've seen many varieties of burettes but the cheaper ones seems to be made of acrylic. About $19 to $25 USD without shipping. I am eventually planning on buying a glass burette but since it will be much later, I thought that I need a substitute while that time comes.
  10. I've been waiting to do titration with a standard solution of HCl to determine the concentration of anhydrous ammonia. Would there be a substitute I could use without a Burette for accurate readings? The one possible choice that I've figured was to manually drop the titrant from a beaker until endpoint but I'm not sure if it would be accurate enough. Does anyone know of any other possible way's to carry out titration without a Burette and being as accurate as possible to a real Burette? Thanks PS. Burette's are too expensive for me to buy at this time and the concentration of HCl is 0.15 mol/L.
  11. You can use photobucket for the picture. I am going to try your method since it seems to be very different from this reaction. I'm assuming that it's CO2 trapped bubbles that will raise the reaction upwards? By the way, what can I do with the left over carbon?
  12. I've tried dehydrating powder sugar as well but ended up with a not very fast rising pillar of carbon. More like sludge. After some thought, I believed that a catalyze for this dehydration would be needed into speeding up the rate of the reaction as well as producing a copious amount of heat and steam. In remembering that water reacts in a very exothermic reaction with sulfuric acid, I've decided to pour about 5ml of water. Immediately there was a spike in temperature and a black tower of carbon rose fast from the black sludge. Here's a picture of the residual Carbon Here's the video of the reaction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPpFt6ePly4&feature=channel_page
  13. Nice offer! I'll take it Kind of reminded me of a breakfast commerial.
  14. Hehe, ok a typo. The cold finger method is a extremly cold surface above the distilate to instanly condense the gas.
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