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    21st September 2017, 08:20 AM
    I used a magnetic stirring hot plate with magnetic stir bar in a 2000 milliliter beaker using moderately fast stirring at atmospheric pressure . I...
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    21st September 2017, 01:55 AM
    Magnesol advertises purifying vegetable oil in restaurant settings, extending its' usable good quality life. It absorbs polar moilecules which...
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    20th September 2017, 06:46 PM
    I initially intended to determine if a reduced temperature for the transesterification reaction was practical. An excess of chemicals was not my...
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    18th September 2017, 09:43 AM
    At 3:25 PM today I put 100 ml new methanol and 4 grams 85% potassium hydroxide and 2 grams anhydrous calcium oxide into a 500 milliliter round bottom...
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    10th September 2017, 09:45 AM
    I thought about it a bit. I might try this myself. Grind up acorn nuts, soak them in an excess of distilled water. The tannic acid should...
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    9th September 2017, 04:50 PM
    Extraction might work. I haven't tried it. You don't make the tannins, you separate it out. It's a constituent of what is already present. ...
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    8th September 2017, 12:21 PM
    Tily a mistake in your debate is that in general for every 10 degree increase in temperature the reaction rate doubles (for similar organic...
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    8th September 2017, 05:56 AM
    This calcium oxide use as a drying agent method, seems to have produced a faster reaction at (lower) room temperature of 23 degrees celcius, than a...
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    7th September 2017, 12:39 PM
    Good point Tilly; FFAs are acid. Sodium or potassium hydroxide catalyst are strong base. A neutralization reaction is acid plus base yields a...
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    7th September 2017, 09:39 AM
    Last night using Imisides' idea of drying methoxide/methanol solution, I got a product at 23 degrees celcius , with fast stirring. I tested 10...
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    6th September 2017, 08:08 PM
    I did an experiment. I treated new corn oil with Magnesol with stirring while heating the oil. Decanted off the new corn oil through a paper filter....
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    4th September 2017, 08:41 PM
    I will do it. I believe I have calcium oxide here. It might take me a month. I'll have to straighten this place up some. I have not made biodiesel...
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    2nd September 2017, 10:53 PM
    I would want to test rapidity of reaction of new corn oil comparing potassium hydroxide transesterification with the Imisides method using potassium...
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    2nd September 2017, 11:54 AM
    Tilly from Paradise, One of the smartest men I've met said, "the problem in science is not answering the (chemistry) question , but it's asking the...
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    31st August 2017, 12:02 PM
    Tilly; Making and curing soap can take days or months. Reaction rate is a factor in synthesizing biodiesel (30 minutes?). I made potassium soap...
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    31st August 2017, 05:16 AM
    The concentration of methoxide is increased by calcium oxide absorbing water from the methanol, methoxide, potassium or sodium hydroxide solution....
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    30th August 2017, 12:50 PM
    On this forum a while back "the Imisides method" was explained. The concentration of methoxide ion was said to be increased by the use of calcium...
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