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Have you split the atom in your kitchen? Made your own fireworks? Fired a bacon rocket through your window?
We love home science experiments - tell us about your best, preferably with instructions.

Extra points for lost eyebrows / nasal hair / limbs

(, Thu 9 Aug 2012, 17:25)
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Some non-explody science.
A light-activated reaction I used at work to make one of the starting materials I wanted. Gives off potassium cyanide, though.

(, Sun 12 Aug 2012, 11:52, 8 replies)
Holy crap, that's amazing!
You've invented a flying beaker!
(, Sun 12 Aug 2012, 15:18, closed)
That's no beaker
Its a boiling flask

(pretending to be clever when I really only know that because of breaking bad)
(, Sun 12 Aug 2012, 16:03, closed)
Round-bottom flask
Or RBF for short.
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 11:57, closed)
That window needs a clean.

(, Sun 12 Aug 2012, 18:02, closed)
The windows and sills were always filthy.
It's the plane trees outside - the seeds would make it through the air conditioning and dump themselves all over the lab.
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 11:57, closed)
"Gives off potassium cyandide though"
That's a remarkably casual way to say "It will kill everybody in the room".
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 11:17, closed)
Only if they drink it.
It's a solid (unless dissolved), whereas hydrogen cyanide is a gas. We made that from time to time as well.
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 11:56, closed)
Bit hazy
But doesn't chlorine do something fucked up when exposed to sunlight?
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 22:46, closed)

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