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budullewraagh

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97% sulfuric acid and KI
« on: December 08, 2004, 09:39:10 AM »

i got a red gas. smelled bad. not a good thing if it's in your room.
what could this be?
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2004, 10:04:38 AM »

I imagine, as I know you added H2O2, that it was iodine vapours, they are purplish colored.

Don't breathe it, its somewhat unhealthy.
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2004, 10:48:03 AM »

i hadnt added the peroxide by that time
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2004, 12:19:59 PM »

concentrated sulphuric acid can acts as an oxidising agent
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2004, 12:43:03 PM »

yeah, so i found out
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2004, 01:07:45 PM »

Sounds like iodine. But, iodine is more of a purple vapor.
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2004, 01:23:32 PM »

as i heard from others, it was bromine.  yes, apparently i had bromide impurities, which resulted in a red/brown/orange volatile gas that causes pulmonary edema.  i felt a little bit of the pulmonary edema setting in for an hour or so, but it has since subsided, as i wasnt exposed to much.

i now have a beaker of deep red solution.  could that be a combination of the tribromide and triiodide anions?
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2004, 02:48:22 AM »

The deep red solution may be some iodine suspended in oily concentrated sulphuric acid.
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2005, 03:45:45 AM »

What exactly are you trying to do/make, except causing injury to youself ?

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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2005, 04:14:04 AM »

[Homer's voice]Mmmm, brooooomiiiide[/Homer's voice]

 ;)

Get yourself some thiosulfate just in case.
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2005, 09:12:06 PM »

Once you mix conc. sulfuric and hydrogen peroxide, you wind up with a highly oxidizing solution (peroxydisulfate anion, IIRC), commonly known as 'Pirhana Solution' in chem labs.  Nasty stuff.  Don't mix with any inorganics (<--- Should read 'organics') as you'll wind up creating unstable material.
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2005, 11:39:50 PM »

Don't mix with any inorganics as you'll wind up creating unstable material.

You meant organics?
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2005, 09:15:09 PM »

Um, yeah.  I have no idea why I wrote inorganics.
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2005, 06:47:52 AM »

Both HBr and especially HI easily oxidized by concentrated H2SO4 as follows:
2HBr+H2SO4 =B2 + SO2 +2H2O
The reaction is reversible, dilution of the mixture with H2O will shift the equilibrium to the left direction.
Well known fact that both Br2 and I2 could be used as reducers of SO2 in non concentrated water solutions.
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Re:97% sulfuric acid and KI
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2005, 10:00:30 AM »

And depending on how much KI you were using. The normal purple vapors of I2 could look brown if you were going overboard.
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