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Potassium nitrate crystals form needle shapes when crystallized from water.
Potassium nitrate crystals are among the safest and easiest crystals to grow. Potassium nitrate (KNO3) is also known as saltpeter. It’s used in processed meats, fertilizers, gunpowder, fireworks, and many science projects. Here’s how to make potassium nitrate crystals and a look at how to up your game to grow […]

How to Make Potassium Nitrate Crystals   Recently updated !



You can use heat to obtain pure bismuth metal from Pepto Bismol.
It’s easy to extract bismuth from Pepto-Bismol tablets or liquid. Once you have the bismuth, you can grow colorful bismuth crystals. The active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is bismuth subsalicylate (C7H5BiO4). Bismuth subsalicylate acts as an antacid, relieving gastrointestinal complaints, such as heartburn, diarrhea, indigestion, and nausea. It’s also antibacterial and […]

How to Extract Bismuth From Pepto Bismol




Fix a dried out Sharpie or other permanent marker by adding alcohol to the ink strip.
Permanent markers like Sharpies are great pens, but they quickly dry out if they are left uncapped or used a lot. You can recharge a dried out water-based marker by dipping the pen in water, but it won’t work with permanent ink. Fortunately, you can fix dried out markers using […]

How to Fix Dried Out Markers Like Sharpies   Recently updated !