lugh (Moderator)
03-15-03 14:40
No 417402
      Historic Mercuric Chloride Preparation  Bookmark   

From Thorpe's Dictionary of Applied Chemistry:

This compound, under the title of corrosive sublimate, is probably one of the best known compounds of mercury. It has long been manufactured by dissolving mercury in an excess of sulphuric acid in iron vessels, which are heated until sulphur dioxide ceases to be evolved, and allowed to cool. A portion of the product is usually tested to ascertain that mercurous salts are absent, and the mass is then mixed with salt and placed in glass flasks. A little manganese dioxide is added to ensure oxidising conditions, and the flasks are buried up to the top of the necks in sand and heated. When water ceases to be evolved the open tops are lightly closed with thin glass funnels, the sand raked away from the necks and the heat increased to sublime the chloride. When the process is complete, the necks are broken off and the coarsely crystalline sublimate collected smile
(Hive Addict)
03-15-03 14:54
No 417403
      Hehe thats funny. Just think if they had to...  Bookmark   

Hehe thats funny.

Just think if they had to break the flasks everytime to get the chemical out wink

Chemistry is hard to learn, but its worth it.
03-17-03 22:41
No 418382
      Wow!  Bookmark   

Wow! That used to be REAL chemistry? ;)

I used my glassware to make beef stoganoff. It was exellent!
(Hive Bee)
03-21-03 20:32
No 420050
      Just a question...?  Bookmark   

Just a question? H2SO4 and MgO2. Where's the Cl2 come in?
03-22-03 03:57
No 420142
      Sodium Chloride  Bookmark   

Salt is sodiuim chloride smile