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Re:Iodine
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2004, 12:25:03 PM »
Not sure about that one. Is that the same as tincture of iodine? You can sublime iodine out of that stuff, but there are better ways....

But I better not tell you, because you may use it to do BAD THINGS!  ;D

But, you know, if you tell me what you're going to do with it, I might tell you.

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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2004, 12:27:21 PM »
I was thinking of a device I could make that would photograph small explosions.
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2004, 12:29:37 PM »
How do you go about doing that? I wouldn't mind something that could photograph (god forbid!) ammonium triiodide explosions...

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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2004, 12:34:05 PM »
Well, I could make a cement block that has a container above it, held closed by an electromagnet. Then I would set up my dad's digital camera to take the picture. I would put the explosive material in the container and I trigger the camera a few milliseconds after a cut the power to the electromagnet. The material would fall onto the cement block and explode.
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2004, 12:38:03 PM »
so where does the iodine come into the equation? (sic)

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2004, 12:40:02 PM »
I was thinking of using your ammonium triiodide for the explosive material.
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2004, 12:46:00 PM »
Ah, but that is dangerous, isn't it???  ;D

I guess you may be able to use med. stuff.... you can use the tincture of iodine that's easy to obtain, and sublime the iodine from it - maybe the med stuff is similar. (I really wouldn't actually know)




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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2004, 12:46:51 PM »
chemicaldream: I don't think the lack-of-info policy is directed at you because you don't know what you're doing, but what if some idiot pops on here and decides to produce the stuff in dangerous quantities? I mean, it sounds like you know what you're doing and I don't doubt you (the stuff sounds fun), but stuff posted here anyone can get to. Maybe if you sent a PM to people who know about it they'd tell you? I have no idea how it works though, and I don't have your explosives experience so I don't care to know. Cause I know what I would do with it  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2004, 12:48:10 PM »
Well, I'm not going to be right next to it, that’s why I have an electromagnet controlling the container. I'm going to do it in the middle of my driveway.
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2004, 01:47:07 PM »
Information on the preparation of explosives is simply not within the scope of this website. Please refraim from sharing this type of knowlege here. Mitch
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« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2004, 07:50:01 PM »
While ammonium triiodide [aka nitrogen triiodide] is not the bane of one's existance and can probably be made by a knowledgeable person with moderate lab experience and only standard safety equipment, it is still a dangerous substance.  Given my experience (yes, I have seen and worked with this stuff), I wouldn't go quite as far as jdurg, because I don't feel that it has quite the danger that NG does, but I would also not dance and laugh around the safety issues.

Interestingly, I also did this in HS, under the close supervision of my teacher, although I would not speak of this material as cavalierly as chemicaldream.  This substance is a brownish paste and is so unstable that the air movement from the fume hood set it off from time to time.  It explodes with a sharp cracking sound and releases a large cloud of iodine gas.  This is not something to be done at home.  If you make it in a fume hood with experienced personnel, as it seems chemicaldream did, then you're probably OK.  If you're an idiot and make more than a couple hundred milligrams, you're going to have some trouble; this material is a high explosive and will tend to break things around it if in sufficient quantity.  Especially if it's resting on a glass funnel to dry or something like that, you're in for some glass shrapnel.

Although it seems that chemicaldream may have done this safely, I would not say that it was safe for him/her to have touched the crystals with his/her hand.  If his teachers allowed him to do this, it was probably poor judgement.

Chemicaldream, your attitude is not appreciated; a belligerent, almost careless attitude toward other posters is rude.  Taunting others by asking if they are afraid of a balloon popping is unacceptable.  Please treat others with more respect, and respect the wishes of the admins when it comes to posting preparations of explosives and other dangerous materials.  Not adhering to this will get your account banned.  If you wish to pursue such inquiries, try directing your requests to alt.engr.explosives, a newsgroup devoted to such matters.  You can find it on the google groups.

One last note: Scratch, this is not a good explosive to work with for your picture taking.  It is so unstable that it would most likely explode while setting it up, thus not allowing you to get a picture anyway.
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