Notices
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: is there any home analysation of chemicals?

  1. #1 is there any home analysation of chemicals? 
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4
    Im looking for a way i can tell which type and how much of an alcohol is used in a product i have, is there any home tests i can use to tell this? for example if this reacts with this then it is ...this?
    Or, is there anyone or any company that i can send a sample of a liquid to for analysis ?


    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Forum Ph.D.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    951
    If its a commercial product the contents must be on the label. also the MSDS lists the ingredients.


    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #3  
    Forum Bachelors Degree
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    404
    they used to use gunpowder to test:

    "To ensure that the rum had not been watered down, it was “proved” by dousing gunpowder in it, then tested to see if the gunpowder would ignite. If it did not, then the rum contained too much water and was considered to be “under proof”. It was found that gunpowder would not burn in rum that contained less than 57.15% abv. Therefore, rum that contained this percentage of alcohol was defined to have "100 degrees proof"."

    I am not saying go blow things up with gunpowder, simply that this techniqued used to be used.

    you could also measure it with things like flame speed and stuff but that might involve equipment which the home user doesn't have access to........
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #4  
    Forum Ph.D.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    951
    go have a rum and coke and trhink it over, product not specified,
    GC/Mass spec ie no home test for you
    bye
    Reply With Quote  
     

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •