Ok, one of my rare posts outside the citizen chemist forum
Could anyone help identify the product from this experiment?
This was done with both lanthanum and cerium metal.
I had to use a spoon, as this was done in my bedroom as it is late at night;D
I liquify some pure ammonium nitrate prills, and while the nitrate is liquid, add in some small pellets of both lanthanum and cerium metal (in different spoons;D)
Continued heating the spoon, resulting in copious gas evolution (N2O I think)
the lanthanum was viciously attacked resulting in sparking and a small fire BENEATH the pool of liquified AN which quickly stopped.
*** Stop talking about eating Chemicals**--Mitch
Any ideas what this is? I don't see how an oxide of a metal could have a taste, as they are insoluble, maybe lanthanum nitrate via metal reduction of the AN?
Nitrous oxide was also a product I think, I ended up accidentally inhaling quite a bit of the fumes, and I feel kinda spaced out now as I type this