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Re: Thermite
« Reply #50 on: 07/12/2006 06:39:32 »
Which one hon?  Which area?  Yikes...hehe  Let me think about all possible responses....I know I didn't say I was pregnant...no, that wasn't it? I didn't win the lottery...no, drats, that thought made me mad...I am coming to Italy in April, yes, I am doing that when I get over to Europe...I did wear all appropriate clothing to work today...yes, ...uh, oh...help the ole lady out now, what crazy comment did I leave on your post?  LOL  Covering my eyes..okay, peeking out of one of my hands over one eye...
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #51 on: 08/12/2006 14:12:51 »
You have a lot of fantasy Loretta! Do you write, by chance?
A kiss to you.
 

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« Reply #52 on: 18/12/2006 04:58:56 »
LOL  Yes, I do....not professionally, even though I have friends that encourage me to post some of my short stories or poetry...I prefer to share with friends as that is most rewarding as some of the magazines want me to shave some of the words off my stories or poetry...nah, I won't do that, so they shall remain with me...LOL

Baci a voi il mio principe handsome che affascina; -)!  Also, I noticed that Baci and Besos are very similar in pronouncing(two different languages)
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #53 on: 19/12/2006 19:27:39 »
Tebia toje, Loretta. Mnoghi pozelui.
Alberto.
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #54 on: 20/12/2006 16:10:45 »
am i right to to think that 2 mole of al will react with 3 moles of FeO 2:3 OR 1:1.5

SO 350g of Al = 350/27 = 12.962 mol

FeO 55.8 + 16 + 71.8

12.962 mole of Al x 1.5 moles of FeO = 19.444 mol x  (molar mass of FeO)71.8 = 1396.079

so 350g of Al will need 1396.079g of FeO to make a thermite mix
 ive read of a few different ratios of thermite and im unsure as to which 1 to follow.
just wanted to know if these figures ive worked out are correct, and will KMnO4 and glycerine ignite thermite?

 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #55 on: 21/12/2006 02:38:26 »
I've seen thermite lit with a bunch of matches stuck together on a stick so all the heads were touching with one poking out the centre that burns down and ignites the rest all at once whilst their being poked in the container of thermite
 

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« Reply #56 on: 22/12/2006 17:07:07 »
am i right to to think that 2 mole of al will react with 3 moles of FeO 2:3 OR 1:1.5 SO 350g of Al = 350/27 = 12.962 mol
FeO 55.8 + 16 + 71.8
12.962 mole of Al x 1.5 moles of FeO = 19.444 mol x  (molar mass of FeO)71.8 = 1396.079
so 350g of Al will need 1396.079g of FeO to make a thermite mix
 ive read of a few different ratios of thermite and im unsure as to which 1 to follow.
just wanted to know if these figures ive worked out are correct, and will KMnO4 and glycerine ignite thermite?

Your computation is correct. About igniting thermite with KMnO4 and glycerine I really don't know, but if you have not a small amount of it, I think yes. The critical point however is how fine-grained is the Al powder. With grey powder there usually is no problem. With the brilliant powder, which is more common, is very difficult to ignite it.
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #57 on: 25/12/2006 07:27:41 »
Tebia toje, Loretta. Mnoghi pozelui.
Alberto.

Stumped here...It looks like a mixture of Spanish and Russian???  aagghh!  LOL  I need some help here...is this a different dialect in Italiano?
 

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« Reply #58 on: 28/12/2006 14:22:49 »
Tebia toje, Loretta. Mnoghi pozelui.
Alberto.

Stumped here...It looks like a mixture of Spanish and Russian???  aagghh!  LOL  I need some help here...is this a different dialect in Italiano?
Not Italian, not Spanish. You guessed the rest.
I wrote: "To you too, Loretta. Many kisses"
Bye!
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #59 on: 03/01/2007 02:02:16 »
LOL  You are too sweet...Russian! I don't know much there...you got me!!!  You know Russian!
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #60 on: 03/01/2007 02:09:00 »
Siente Handsome!  Say something again in Russian...a phrase or something so I can take a look at it closely...
 

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« Reply #61 on: 03/01/2007 08:21:08 »
Siente Handsome!  Say something again in Russian...a phrase or something so I can take a look at it closely...
Ти   нравится   танцивать?
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #62 on: 04/01/2007 02:07:17 »
Hmmmm, interesting as I am not sure how to say this...geez, I need to see if I can go to the library to hear it and see the words on a self course...:LOL aagghh!  Stumped!  Completely stumped!
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #63 on: 04/01/2007 19:27:25 »
I asked you if you like to dance.
 

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Re: Thermite
« Reply #64 on: 05/01/2007 02:26:17 »
Really?  If only we were closer, I would gladly accept your offer!  ;-)
 

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« Reply #65 on: 08/01/2007 23:07:56 »
am i right to to think that 2 mole of al will react with 3 moles of FeO 2:3 OR 1:1.5

SO 350g of Al = 350/27 = 12.962 mol

FeO 55.8 + 16 + 71.8

12.962 mole of Al x 1.5 moles of FeO = 19.444 mol x  (molar mass of FeO)71.8 = 1396.079

so 350g of Al will need 1396.079g of FeO to make a thermite mix
 ive read of a few different ratios of thermite and im unsure as to which 1 to follow.
just wanted to know if these figures ive worked out are correct, and will KMnO4 and glycerine ignite thermite?

another Q! does the al have to fine? would filing an al block into filings work just as well?
another random Q? whats the best way to make copper sulphate or obtain copper sulphate without paying for it? ive read somewhere that if you put copper in acetic acid(white) and mix it with sodium chloride this will produce CuSO4! but wont the chloride ions make CuCl2 and sodium acetate (aq)?

 

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« Reply #66 on: 09/01/2007 17:25:57 »
another Q! does the al have to fine? would filing an al block into filings work just as well?
another random Q? whats the best way to make copper sulphate or obtain copper sulphate without paying for it? ive read somewhere that if you put copper in acetic acid(white) and mix it with sodium chloride this will produce CuSO4! but wont the chloride ions make CuCl2 and sodium acetate (aq)?
You cannot use Al filings as first ignited thermite; you can use it under the first one (made with fine-grained Al powder). You don't even imagine how many times I tried to ignite thermite made of "normal" Al powder (the brilliant one, made of tiny pieces of thin plate); I didn't succeed. Not to talk about filings (much bigger pieces). I succeeded when I used the grey powder.

You want to have copper sulfate without paying for it, making it from copper metal?
Do you have copper metal for nothing? I don't know in your country, but here in Italy you can take tens of kilos of copper sulfate for a few euros, but copper metal at much greater price!

If you want to make copper sulfate you need sulfuric acid or sodium (or potassium...ecc.) hydrogensulfate. If you want to make it from copper metal, you also need an oxidizer: oxygenated water, for example, or the oxidation of copper by air or sulfate is very slow (and you have to heat it).

Of course neither chloride nor acetate is sulfate, so you cannot make sulfate from those! (Unless you have a nuclear reactor who transforms atoms of a kind into another!)

I hope you don't want copper sulfate to use it in a thermite.
 

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« Reply #67 on: 11/01/2007 17:03:47 »
lol, no it wasnt for thermite, i want to make very large CuSO4 crystal.

scraps of copper are easy to find here in the uk.

would leaving copper pieces in car battery acid for long enough, make a decent concentration and yield for a tennis ball sized crystal(if they can grow that big), provided i had enough copper?
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« Reply #68 on: 11/01/2007 18:30:04 »
is it true that batery acid mixed with sugar makes a thermite like reaction?

no

it basicly turns into a carbon dildo if u do it in a small diameter beaker
 

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« Reply #69 on: 24/02/2007 16:07:02 »
yes andrew, probably was, they did the same in 1897-9 agaisnt spain. never gonna change they have an evil agenda. and never learn. could have been bin-laden too though. only they know ultimately.
 

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« Reply #70 on: 24/02/2007 21:01:48 »
yes andrew, probably was, they did the same in 1897-9 agaisnt spain.
Can you explain please?
 

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« Reply #71 on: 01/03/2007 19:59:31 »
yes andrew, probably was, they did the same in 1897-9 agaisnt spain.
Can you explain please?

The sinking of the Maine was, and is, suspected of being a ploy to drum up American enthusiasm for the Spanish_American war.  The Spanish-American war is a rather sorry story after the jingoism is taken out of it, but doesn't have much to do with this thread, or this site for that matter.
 

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« Reply #72 on: 03/03/2007 18:59:10 »
dont have to you have, if 911 was a scam then it was done for the same reasons, and bin-laden is just goldstien from 1984.
 

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« Reply #73 on: 13/08/2007 11:32:09 »
Can I make the grey powdered Aluminum or must I buy it from a chemical supplier?  Yes, I too have had no success with Al filings or powder that is shiny.
 

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« Reply #74 on: 13/08/2007 17:51:49 »
Can I make the grey powdered Aluminum or must I buy it from a chemical supplier?  Yes, I too have had no success with Al filings or powder that is shiny.
I had to buy it. I don't know how to make it (maybe there is a way, but certainly not easy).
 

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