In this two part series I demonstrate how to make some of the most commonly used reagent tests from inexpensive and easy to obtain chemicals. I then demonstrate the use of each test by showing its reaction with 14 different unscheduled chemicals t...
In this two part series I demonstrate how to make some of the most commonly used reagent tests from inexpensive and easy to obtain chemicals. I then demonstrate the use of each test by showing its reaction with 14 different unscheduled chemicals that are readily available to the public. Some are as common and everyday as table salt and table sugar while some are more exotic like hexamine which is used in camping stove fuel tablets. In my laboratory I use these compounds as a way to check that each batch of reagent is working properly. I also use them to make sure that a batch of reagent is still good after it has been stored for some time. It is my hope that I can demonstrate the fascinating chemistry and versatility of these general spot test reagents.
The formulations and the test results can also be viewed in text form on my website at www.poormanschemist.com This is my personal website that I am creating to be a resource for home chemists everywhere. Along with my online home lab notebooks (written as I work so updated very frequently) you will find a link to the Home Chemists Grimoire. In it I have recorded every synthesis and test that I have personally tried out and that have been successful. If you wish to go to the reagent test formulations directly then click the following link: http://www.poormanschemist.com/PMC_Grimoire/PMC_Grimoire.html#marquis Just scroll down from there and you can see all the formulations and all of the test results from this and the second video as well as some extra material. :-)
Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes only. I do not condone or encourage anyone to use this information in any way not in accordance with your local laws.