A list of household chemicals...

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Hello.

Can we make a list of typical household and over-the-counter chemicals that are obtainable without "prescription' in supermarkets, hardware stores, but not from chemical specialty suppliers ?

Like:

Sodium bicarbonate

Rubbing alcohol

Acetic acid (vinegar)

Turpentine

Acetone

Gasoline

Kerosene

Diesel

Naphta

Butane

Sodium chloride (salt)

Paint thinner (whatever it is)

Sodium hipochlorite? (the water softener stuff)

Epsom salt

Borax

Oils

Methylethilketone

Cyanoacrylate

Please add, rename properly and do corrections...

Miguel

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toluene

xylene

sodium/potassium benzoate

acetic acid (60%)

NaHSO4

HCl

H2SO4

KCl

urea

sodium carbonate

methyl alcohol

KNO3

Ca(NO3)2

alum

mercurochrome solution

methylene blue solution

ammonium carbonate

H2O2 (3-35%)

CaCl2

aluminium (paper, powder...)

iron (nails, steel wool...)

copper (wires, pipe...)

zinc (nails...)

nickel

gold

silver

calcium carbide

sodium/potassium iodide

calcium hypochlorite

boric acid

iodine tincture

sodium carbonate

sulfur

ethyl alcohol

ammonia

trisodium phosphate

americium?? (salts or metal??)

potassium ferrocyanide

silver nitrate

sugar

starch

there is a lot more...

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balckout, I havebt heard of these being easiley obatinable, where do u get them? V

calcium carbide

sodium/potassium iodide

Ca(NO3)2

NaHSO4

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lithium from battery's

water

KMnO4

KNO3

NaNO3

Just to throw more out there.

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water?!?! where do u get that- ive always wanted to get some!

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as this list could go on forever! heres something to help you out (and Blikes Database Storage space).

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Dude the link is SO cool. Thanks yt

ya- nice

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I've forgot some, CO2 , propane gas, MnO2 ...

calcium carbide

sodium/potassium iodide

Ca(NO3)2

NaHSO4

NaHSO4, that's used for pools

Ca(NO3)2, in garden stores, mixed with paraffin, as a fertilizer

for CaC2 and NaI/KI, I'm not sure where I can get them...

I've found hexamine and magnesium metal at the canadian tire

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Wow this is really quite incredible... Sulfuric and hydrochloric acids are actually pretty household-common, by the way.

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Ya, go to the auto parts store and ask them for some battery acid and theyll hand you over pure 35% H2SO4 for only a few bucks (one quart).

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heh, i tried that. people gave me weird looks, i got nervous. then they said no and told me to leave

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Ya, i hate buying things like that in public because people are stupid and think your gonna tried to do something dangerous with it. They think of "battery acid" as something that on contact with your skin will burn a hole in your hand in like 5 seconds.

This is why my dad bought the H2SO4

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• 3 weeks later...

You may also get a tiny amount of americium (Am) from smoke alarm - make sure you extract from an old, discarded one!

Also, some agricultural store may sell copper sulphate.

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Doesn't matter if it's old or new. Am is used in all smoke alarms and the half-life is so long that even the very first smoke alarm will have Am in it.

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heres one tho, its a little off topic and I know I shouldnt really, but Am has a half life measured in tens of years IIRC, does it ever stabilise?

and just become Am?

I really CBA to look it all up LOL

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Am-241 has a half-life of about 432 years. So if one microgram of it was in a smoke detector made in 1573, we'd have half a microgram of it. (And Am wasn't discovered until 1944, so if one gram of it was made way back then, I believe it would have decayed into about 0.93 grams of it today).

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vanillin dissolved in alcohol is synthetic vannila esscence

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• 4 years later...

I read this while doing my science homework and had found a really cool

chimical on my moms conditioner earlyer called Methylchloroisothiazolinone ,just thought to add it to your list.

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• 1 month later...

I am new and from Kitchener Waterloo ,Ontario Canada (Home of the Blackberry) and changing jobs from a major Building Centre Retailer that sells all the products that regularly come in a Wallmart. My focus is to develop a Melaleuca business . I am looking for third party varification that the off gasing in these Wallmart distrubuted products ( such as Tide and Febreeze)is worse than Melaleucas.(Particularly in the home), I can cetainly tell by breathing but need the science. Trade Secrets and lack of Work Hazardous Material Sheets tells me to dig deeper. Our family feels great using these products. I need some scientific proof to do some demonstrations and referrals for self confidence. I not trying to sell anybody anything in this paragraph just want to develop a better scientic story.

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