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Since you added an excess of copper, isn't there quite a bit of copper left in the silver powder????
Hi. I want to make silver and i got tons of pennies and nickles but you need to tell me where to get a bucket of nitrous acid at. And does it cost alot? Does the hardware place have it?
thank you, very interesting process
hey guys, can anyone help me with the procedure of finding the copper content of coins
So you dissolve silver is blue so why some video is white ??
You said that you used a silver quarter, and that you lost 10% in the process. Are you sure that it was lost in the reaction? US Silver coins were "only" 90% silver, with other less precious metals filling out the rest to ensure durability. So - going by the data provided - I can't help but feel that you did in fact get the silver, and the 10% of the original mass you lost was those non-precious metals.Could we someday maybe get a followup or redo video? Only with solid numbers of the mass of the coin, the expected silver amount, and what was produced at the end?
Can you purchase the chemicals over the counter? How do you measure/estimate 1 troy ounce of product? How do you know the purity? Great video. Thats for sharing.
Yeah. I got tons of pennies and nickles and dimes and i just need to get some nitrous acid. Like a bucket of it would be good.
You need to make more videos like this they're interesting as hell
So if the coin is 90 percent silver u get 92.5 Sterling out off it ?
From one 90% quarter? Looks roughly about the right amount of .999 by the end.
I have 2M Nitric Acid solution, however I only obtained silver nitrate with heavy heating of the reaction vessel. Is this becuase I am using a solution of nitric acid and not concentrated?
Fun to look back, and recognize how far Niles' on air persona has evolved.
Can you not speed up the reactions by adding heat?
yes, but its obviously important to keep it controlled.
That was cool! Can u do a US coin next like a 50c peice or dollar coin? Pre 65 is silver. I know it's the same as what you just did but it would be cool to see
First I will add 20 ml of waterMe: ok maybe I can try.Then I will add 20ml of CONCENTRATED NITRIC ACIDMe: ok that idea was immediately shut down...
Didn’t you just commit a federal crime?
One of your equations was wrong... it should be this... 2AgNO + (WTF) + eYe M (stuPid) = Couldn't understand 1 thing you said! ... Always double check your work before you post it live.
Pocket Brainbook if you can’t understand, you may be retarded.
Aren't the silver quarters "rare"?
Do you know that in Thai, the word for the colour "blue" is literally "silver liquid/water"...
You know it's safe to put your hands in something when it's bubling and fumes are coming out...
Do you know where to get nitrous acid at?
Cant we just melt the coin to get silver?
Interested in trying to extract silver from Galena ore? I could send you some from Alaska
Could you reactive the left over nitro acid to reclaim more silver
I love this
Phillipsolo is that you
how many quarters did it take to get that
Is it appropriate to assume when he says water he is referring to distilled or de-ionised water?
You can't go wrong assuming distilled
Is " glob" the technical term?.
Would be interested to see you do a video on the properties and uses of colloidal silver. All I know is it's sold by snake-oil merchants, and turns gullible people's skin blue.
There is very little silver in colloidal silver....and you have to take WAY more than recommended to turn your skin greyish blue. And colloidal silver is sold just about everywhere now. Silver is antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral.
Your finger nails are dirty. Looks like you've been scratching your crack.
Put iron pipe in solution and get the copper back
Next video show us how to extract a silver coin from silver
Take ball of silverHit with hammer until flatDone.
Watching old videos 😁
My god! There's nothing you can't do
thanking from tau
Could this process be used to determine nickel content in a coin?
Yes.You'd have to find a way to isolate the nickel, but once you do that, you can weigh it, and compare the weight to that of the original coin.This should give you a good idea of %.
After the first silver extraction, add salt or hydrochloric acid to precipitate AgCl. Filter. To the AgCl, add NaOH in crucible and fire. Then add carbon powder and fire again to get silver metal missed in the 1st extraction. Some borax will help coalesce the silver. Dump while molten as you did first and wash in water to dissolve the borax & salt.
I’ve got a photo showing essentially the same process and two different beakers with the same solution yielding two different results. Can I somehow show you and take a guess at what went right and what went wrong? Great video and great channel thanks for sharing with us!
any ideas on how to cement silver from photographic bleach fix. Any suggestions appreciated.
Hello thank u for these video but can u teach us the ways to test stones that contains metals like gold silver ect and thanks again
Check out Cody's Lab for that kind of content!ruclip.com/channel/UCu6mSoMNzHQiBIOCkHUa2Aw
Hi, i have an issue to make a hot fire, hot enough so the silver powder will melt I use fire torch just like you, but the silver didn't melt Any tips ?? Thanks
Wouldn't HCl also work to separate silver from other metals and leave you with almost pure silver chloride which you can then add sodium hydroxide and dextrose to to convert silver chloride into fine particles of silver metal? I have also seen copper being used to form silver on the surface which then falls off.
What molarity should the nitric acid be?
You should do copper from pennies.
You no show a lot!
I know this is ages after the video was posted, but could you have increased your yield by letting the copper wire react with the solution in a flask with a stir rod to smash up the precipitated silver and remaining copper? Love your videos, just found this channel recently and I'm going through a bunch of your older material, still great stuff!
Do you own an analytical scale?
What kind of oven would you use to dry Powders like this? Would a toaster oven work or would I need to purchase a laboratory grade oven?
Coins almost always worth more as currency than the metals they're made out of. Otherwise nobody would use them as currency, they'd just extract the more valuable metals and sell or trade them, instead. This is why nations don't use gold coins any more - the gold was worth more by weight than the coins were supposed to be worth!
You can also drop the silver with iodized salt wich will then turn it into silver chloride(looks like cottage cheese) and then get rid of the water and add in a 1to 20 part mix of 1(hydrochloric acid) and 20(DI water) into a flat dish and add zink powder until there is no white(silver chloride) left and then you let it sit over night and you will then have pure silver with no zink or copper contaminants and it should look just like cementLook for bubbles before you dry it out and if so let it sit until it stops...
but you know that how to recover copper on water fom with aluminum......... I m from India can u answered me
bro I.m already knowing that how to refine silver because I m working silver refinery
Love your videos.. need to see if you did one already for a process that limits the silver lost
Oh we Africans only learn the chemical reactions on black board theory without practice,
Great presentation. Thank you so much for this. Question: US War Nickels minted from 1942 - 1945 were 35% Silver, 9% Manganese and 56% Nickel. Would this technique work on that metal combination? I have heard that refiners pass over the war nickels because the melt temperatures of the Silver and other metal(s) are too close, also that the manganese is extremely hazardous, toxic.
extract silver from photographic fixer solution!
Hence why American pennies went to copper played zinc.. People melted them down and sold the resulting copper for some decent amount more
putting borax in the crucible will prevent the silver from sticking to it