Mercury (II) Chloride

2010-05-22 21:35 by Ian

In an endeavor to make higher-purity mercury, I decided to reduce it from one of its salts. But first, I have to make and purify the salt.

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Concentrating sulfuric acid (chiller test)

2010-03-06 14:34 by Ian

In my area, sulfuric acid can be purchased at automotive supply stores as battery electrolyte. This acid is useful as it stands, but higher concentrations are frequently required. This is the operation that was used to test the thermal load capacity of the coolant chiller.

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Mercury distillation

2009-08-26 20:30 by Ian

These are my lab notes and photos for the mercury distillation.

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Introduction to Soxhlet extractor

2009-06-13 20:49 by Ian

My extractor was delivered today, and I chose to test it by extracting essence of eucalyptus using methanol as a solvent.

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A parabolic reflector from a directTV dish

2009-02-24 00:39 by Ian

Something geeky to pass the afternoon.

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