rare metals

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« on: 02/10/2005 09:49:57 »
does anyone know of a way to extract sodium metal from salt and magnessium metal from magnessium sulphate.
 

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Re: rare metals
« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2005 10:52:08 »
Sodium from salt? Yeah sure, it's easy....
... if you've got the equipment to electrolyse molten sodium chloride (melting point 804C)!

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Re: rare metals
« Reply #2 on: 02/10/2005 11:34:28 »
hmmm... you wouldnt have anything that can heat something that hot around the house would you? then wouldnt the carbon/lead rods actually melt/oxidise?