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IODINE

A scientist made the crystals above by taking advantage of iodine’s ability to sublime (convert directly from a solid to a gas) at ambient air pressure. Granular iodine was gently heated in one section of a closed vessel while another section was kept cold. The gaseous I2 molecules condensed onto the cold surface one at a time, arranging themselves into the repeating patterns of a crystal lattice. This recrystallization is a fast and effective way to purify iodine and other substances that sublime.

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There is a rule, that elemental iodine dissolves in oxygen containing solvents with brown and oxygen free solvent with purple color. 

Well, in this case I dissolved some iodine in trimethyl-borate, methyl ester of boric acid (B(OMe)3) and got this reddish solution. It’s far from brown and it’s not purple.

P.S.: Yes, I know I should wear gloves, but currently we do not have any gloves in the lab… 

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This song kinda made me realize that if I want to get better and be happy then I can’t keep doing things like purging and self-harming. I hate to admit it but it just doesn’t work.

So listen to it and think. If you want to get better why are you doing harmful things to yourself. If you want to wake up then why are you still singing these lullabies?

I say I wanna be healthy, but I turn up the noise
The IV drips a steady stream of poison
I think I’m just in love with the feeling
Break my bones so I can feel them healing

“Crazy” is, I believe, the medical term
When we wanna recover, but we don’t wanna learn
Keep breaking what’s been fixed a thousand times
And gimme some more of that iodine

I can’t make reality connect
I push till I have nothing left
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin’ these lullabies?
I’ll run in circles till I crash
One day these steps will be my last
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin’ these lullabies?

I say I wanna be happy, but I quickly forget
Will I sabotage all the good I’ve got left?
Depression’s like a big fur coat,
It’s made of dead things but it keeps me warm

“Crazy” is, I believe, the medical term
When we wanna recover, but we don’t wanna learn
Keep breaking what’s been fixed a thousand times
And gimme some more of that iodine

I can’t make reality connect
I push till I have nothing left
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin’ these lullabies?
I’ll run in circles till I crash
One day these steps will be my last
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin’ these lullabies?

I don’t like pain, but I bring it to life
I don’t like scars but I am good with a knife
I don’t like tears when I’m starting to cry
And then I realize I’m destroying my life

I do this to myself
I do this to myself
Stop blaming someone else
We do this to ourselves

I can’t make reality connect
I push till I have nothing left
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin’ these lullabies?
I’ll run in circles till I crash
One day these steps will be my last
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin’ these lullabies?

So if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin’ these, why we still singin’ these lullabies?

Iodine is the most sweet and mild-mannered of the halogens. While her fellow halogens have been used for chemical warfare, iodine is used to make disinfectants. She is shy and easily pushed around by chlorine and fluorine, and bromine often seems indifferent to her. Still, she manages to make bonds. Solid iodine is a black solid which can sublimate (phase change) into a purple gas at room temperature, so her colour scheme is deep purple. 

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So I decided it was time to update my faves page (they used to be my landmarks but since I changed URLS they are now just my favorite blogs). Please be following me I’ll pick 15-20 blogs for the page in a few weeks or when this reaches 200+ notes.

Oh and please don’t like the post, you can reblog it more than once though or tag a post with #iodined

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This is one of those fun science experiments that most closely approximates magic, because it’s spooky in two different ways. The first is that something happens in, sometimes literally, the blink of an eye. The second is something that seems to hold off for a command from the demonstrator.

Learn the astonishing secrets of the iodine clock!

The iodine clock is a common chemistry experiment — that would also work for anyone who needs to do a cheapo water-to-wine special effect for their movie. It involves mixing two different liquids. Both are clear. When they’re mixed… they both remain clear. Sometimes they remain clear for a long, long time. Then in less than a second, the mixed liquid pops to a dark color. This happens so suddenly and completely, it actually looks a little bit fake. With the right calculations, or with the right amount of practice, a person can signal to the glass and make it look like the liquid changed on command.

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