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Elements of the periodic table in a Cube

Elements of the periodic table in a Cube

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SystemParanoia

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10,240 posts

103 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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Does anyone know where i can get these Sealed containers containing the elements at all?

i see them in wikipedia and i'd really like to start a collection of all the non radioactive elements smile






SystemParanoia

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10,240 posts

103 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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ahh found em..

smart-elements dot com smile

Dogsey

3,896 posts

135 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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They're pretty cool, nice find.

Shaolin

2,955 posts

94 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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Ooh they're cool, not cheap though!

Use Psychology

11,327 posts

97 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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nice

here's my 'sample' of Bromine...



(in the dropping funnel).

horriblestuff.
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Simpo Two

65,298 posts

170 months

Thursday 5th April 2012
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Your homebrew has quite a kick sir...

crofty1984

11,491 posts

109 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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Hang on, are you using the heater plate on the right to keep pork pies warm?

rhinochopig

17,917 posts

103 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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Use Psychology said:
nice

here's my 'sample' of Bromine...



(in the dropping funnel).

horriblestuff.
Are you on some kind of register? biggrin

Dammit I misread it as Bromide. I'll leave it up so you can all laugh at me banghead

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

160 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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rhinochopig said:
Are you on some kind of register? biggrin
Yes, but I don't think that has anything to do with chemistry... Saying that, he can't do chemistry within 200 feet of a school, or nursery.

annodomini2

5,279 posts

156 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Mr Sparkle

1,898 posts

75 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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yikes WANT

Rotary Madness

2,285 posts

91 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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My dad got to play with Mercuric Bromide for his Physics degree. Not content playing with something seriously poisonus, he was also vaporising it for lasers etc biggrin

Use Psychology

11,327 posts

97 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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HgBr2 would be extremely toxic however as a non-volatile and crystalline solid it's going to be pretty easy to handle in comparison to plenty of frequently used reagents.

the vapourisation with lasers bit is cool though.

LordGrover

27,142 posts

117 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Bugger. Why didn't this come up last month?
My Dad's an ex-boffin type and a small collection would've been just the job for his birthday.

That's his Christmas and birthday presents sorted for ever now though. He'll be 80 next March so mercury should be about right. hehe

jmorgan

24,571 posts

189 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Somehow I suspected the plutonium one was empty......

Rotary Madness

2,285 posts

91 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Use Psychology said:
HgBr2 would be extremely toxic however as a non-volatile and crystalline solid it's going to be pretty easy to handle in comparison to plenty of frequently used reagents.

the vapourisation with lasers bit is cool though.
This was back in the 70s/80s. His degree was paid for by the US AirForce, I think he mentioned they were looking to use it as a medium to make lasers out of. He is a smart guy, worked on the starwars projects etc, shame he cant talk about it more really.

SystemParanoia

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10,240 posts

103 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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so chemists.. im reading about "FOOF"

is it really as dangerous as the internet makes it seem?

Simpo Two

65,298 posts

170 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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SystemParanoia said:
so chemists.. im reading about "FOOF"

is it really as dangerous as the internet makes it seem?
Is that two fluorines and two oxygens? That could make H2O2 and hydrazine look like soft drinks nuts

Butter Face

11,942 posts

65 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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I asked my wife about it (She's just a science technician) and she kinda giggled and said 'yeah Dioxygen Diflouride (sp?) sounds like fun, I'd like to get my hands on some'


SystemParanoia

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10,240 posts

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Tuesday 10th April 2012
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