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Offline Alexander Roddie

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« on: May 08, 2010, 07:10:02 PM »
I'm quickly developing a keen interest in chemistry. I'm from the UK, I did chemistry at secondary (high) school, and had a chemistry set as a kid, but beyond that I'm a bit rusty. Can anyone give me some pointers on good starter equipment and basic (not in a chemical sense!) chemicals for a home lab? I'm mainly interested in repeating the classic experiments.  Advise on good easy experiments would be appreciated too.

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Alex

Offline vmelkon

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Re: Newcomer
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 04:41:40 PM »
You mean adding an acid to a base
adding a acid to a metal
NaOH + Al
copper salt + NH3
electrolysis of water
NaOH + copper salt
CuO + C = Cu + CO2

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Re: Newcomer
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 12:05:14 AM »
Chemistry is cool. Experiments are fun to do, a lot of times even when they go balls-up and you have to spend days trying to sort out a total mess.

Best recommendation: Get a general chemistry book and read it. You will find information about experiments there as well as a rational for why and how they work.
Stereograms of the 32 crystallographic point groups: little bike wheels of cold, hard, pure rationality.

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