Cooking with alkali metals (TWB 9-8-17)

Cooking with alkali metals (TWB 9-8-17)

Joined: January 4th, 2015, 12:41 pm

September 8th, 2017, 3:49 pm #1

If I remember my chemistry, that could end up tasting pretty salty.

Also burny.
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September 8th, 2017, 6:32 pm #2

That is all....
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 8th, 2017, 9:28 pm #3

If I remember my chemistry, that could end up tasting pretty salty.

Also burny.
I recall an article in Popular Science, or possibly Popular Mechanix, where the author, for some reason, decided to try to make his own salt.

So he rigged up a way to... I don't recall, something like spray gaseous chlorine and molten sodium through a propane burner flame... Onto some fresh popcorn.

It was a cool idea, but he needed to refine his system a bit.

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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

September 8th, 2017, 10:55 pm #4

Seems to me he should have reacted the sodium with something like hydrochloric acid.

Spraying the result on popcorn would have been a Bad Idea(tm) however.
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September 8th, 2017, 10:58 pm #5

I recall an article in Popular Science, or possibly Popular Mechanix, where the author, for some reason, decided to try to make his own salt.

So he rigged up a way to... I don't recall, something like spray gaseous chlorine and molten sodium through a propane burner flame... Onto some fresh popcorn.

It was a cool idea, but he needed to refine his system a bit.

Doc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk1Nxg7d6sw

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September 9th, 2017, 10:33 am #6

Not only do not try this at home, do not attempt it within one-half light year of Earth. n
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Joined: April 15th, 2003, 12:28 pm

September 9th, 2017, 3:18 pm #7

I recall an article in Popular Science, or possibly Popular Mechanix, where the author, for some reason, decided to try to make his own salt.

So he rigged up a way to... I don't recall, something like spray gaseous chlorine and molten sodium through a propane burner flame... Onto some fresh popcorn.

It was a cool idea, but he needed to refine his system a bit.

Doc.
Trying to remember his name, but he used to have a page about a coffee table housing all of the (reasonable) periodic elements.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 11:48 pm

September 9th, 2017, 11:13 pm #8

Cody is always doing wacky things with elements.
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September 10th, 2017, 9:15 pm #9

Trying to remember his name, but he used to have a page about a coffee table housing all of the (reasonable) periodic elements.
http://home.theodoregray.com/

http://www.popsci.com/popsci-authors/theodore-gray



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September 11th, 2017, 12:39 pm #10

I recall an article in Popular Science, or possibly Popular Mechanix, where the author, for some reason, decided to try to make his own salt.

So he rigged up a way to... I don't recall, something like spray gaseous chlorine and molten sodium through a propane burner flame... Onto some fresh popcorn.

It was a cool idea, but he needed to refine his system a bit.

Doc.
Sounds like he could have included the popping as part of the process.
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