# making nitric acid

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nope, most drain cleaners are alkaline, but some patio/path cleaners contain HCL

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damn its back to finding some old car batterys or a company that service batteries which is probably near impossible

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ok then where could i find some old cheap batterys

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That kno3 looks great, but still, it's in USA. And jsatan, oh how I tried! But all the sellers are in USA. Recently, I mailed to an American pyrotechnics company and I think they thought I was a freaking terrorist or something.

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a local junk yard with scrap cars in it, they normaly keep the batts next to the office/shed

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did you get your conical flask from scichem.co.uk if so how much did it cost

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i forgot to ask as well your condenser which you made do you push it through your cork, most probably do thats what i am going to do and also why do you put you tube which is bent into the acid i thought it would be placed just above it

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That kno3 looks great, but still, it's in USA. And jsatan, oh how I tried! But all the sellers are in USA. Recently, I mailed to an American pyrotechnics company and I think they thought I was a freaking terrorist or something.

no its not in the USA did you not look at the prices there in pounds£ not dollars\$ which means its in england

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Whoops! I just saw "Cleveland" and thought it was Cleveland, Ohio. But apparently it's the state of Cleveland in England.

Edit: Hmm, it's got "the strongest ammonia money can buy" and iodine crystals on the same page. Time for some nitrogen tri-iodide!

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"i saw cleveland" but still the currancey would have given the country away nevermind ill let you off and we dont have states we have countys i i was thinking that but £40 for the ammonia im sure you can get it cheaper else where

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did you get your conical flask from scichem.co.uk if so how much did it cost

I did, theyre only up the road from me, and I bought a box of 10, I dont rem the cost as it was a few years ago and the invoice is long hidden in a pile of paperwork since then, sorry.

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its not good enough again back to the distilling the long tube you made(condensor) did you put it through the cork because thats what i will do and why did you put the tube in the acid not above the acid

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through the cork then sealed up.

IN because the vapors will condense better when bubbled THROUGH the acid rather than above it. and THAT will HAVE TO BE "Good enough"

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i see where you are coming from thats brilliant thank you now all i need is the sulphuric acid

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the acids cheap as chips and plentifull, you shouldnt have a prob

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which acid the one i posted in H2O2

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no... the H2SO4 that weve been discussing in here all day

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or right yes i will look around for some

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have you looked at http://www.growell.co.uk and typed in nitric acid in the search button

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indeed I have, and Im pretty disgusted that youve known this and not once asked how to concentrate it

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i am really sorry but like i said in the H2O2 post i thought it would have some really bad impurites to concentrate it though could i just boil it or would i have to distill it and besides i have learnd something from it one how to make nitric acid from potassium nitrate and sulphuric acid and two if i know of a link mention it at the start

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so how would i concentrate 38% nitric acid to 70% would i just boil it or would i distill it and that nitric acid i mentiond would it have some impurites

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add conc sulphuric to it and re-distill it, thats all I do, just keep an eye on the gas color (or temp if you want to get fancy) LOL

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does'nt that give you a concentration of about 98% because i only want 70% 98% is way to concentrated, couldnt i just boil it. and won't that nitric acid from the ph down have impurities or would it just be nitric acid and water

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Ive no way of knowing what impurities the PH Down has without having a sample, so I cant really answer that for you in honesty, but re-distilation will elliminate them unless they have a lower BP, but even so, it`ll shift most

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