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    23rd November 2017, 06:07 PM
    In drying ethanol rather than methanol, a chemistry reference book I have says allow overnight at reflux temperature to absorb all but 0.5% of the...
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    16th November 2017, 03:04 PM
    I tested glycerol free fatty acid stripping of used vegetable oil. The Used Vegetable Oil titrated at 15 drops that's a titration number of 15/24...
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    16th November 2017, 02:52 PM
    I've found something a little odd. I tried Smithy's glycerol stripping using pure pharmacy bought glycerine. I heated the used vegetable oil to...
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    14th November 2017, 11:59 PM
    Free fatty acids don't react with caustic immediately like inorganic reactions do. Some soap forms but it takes time for it all to react.
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    14th November 2017, 05:20 PM
    Smithy I think it's being ignored that glycerol strips used oil of free fatty acids and some water. There is residual catalyst and methanol in the...
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    12th November 2017, 02:15 PM
    Something you didn't mention Tilly is pretreating vegetable oil with glycerine is ffa's hydrogen bond with glycerine as part of why they go into the...
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    11th November 2017, 11:50 AM
    Calcium oxide adsorbs , reacts with water, removing water from solution to a great extent in alcohol. Making methoxide solution from potassium or...
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    9th November 2017, 02:29 PM
    The organic chemistry class I was in made a methoxide/alcohol type solution in 1985 or so. It involved putting dry/anhydrous alcohol into a flask...
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    9th November 2017, 02:10 PM
    This method seems to me to have a low temperature advantage. I recognize it probably increases methoxide concentration, but with a disadvantage of...
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    7th November 2017, 12:22 AM
    Tilly ; Calcium hydride is not the same thing as calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide or calcium dihydroxide. Calcium hydride is one calcium atom...
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    6th November 2017, 04:57 AM
    In organic reactions often a general reaction applied to a specific reaction applies to many other similar reactions. Calcium oxide adsorbing water...
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    5th November 2017, 10:56 PM
    A book I have titled "A Text-Book of Practical Organic Chemistry" by Arthur Vogel , 3rd edition , published by Longman (London) in 1970 says on page...
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    5th November 2017, 03:43 PM
    I did the soap test on this low temperature Imisides method (titrationless) biodiesel making formula. I made maybe 100 milliliters of biodiesel from...
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    2nd November 2017, 07:18 AM
    Components of cement become an inorganic base upon reacting with water (drying the methoxide/ methanol solution). Calcium oxide reacting with water...
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    1st November 2017, 02:19 PM
    Maybe there is a misunderstanding of the term "swamping" with base. Sawamping to me means a great excess, like a tidal wave swamping an area of...
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    1st November 2017, 03:53 AM
    If the calcium oxide is present when the transesterification is done on the vegetable oil, it might work. I treated new corn oil with magnesol,...
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    30th October 2017, 02:37 PM
    A book titled "A Text-Book of Practical Organic Chemistry Including Qualitative Organic Analysis" by Vogel , Published by Longman Group Limited ,...
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    29th October 2017, 11:08 PM
    "Cement-Wikipedia, This cement is made by heating limestone (calcium carbonate CaCO3) with other materials (such as clay) to 1450 degrees celcius in...
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    29th October 2017, 02:26 PM
    Cement was presented as a source of calcium oxide to dry methoxide solution. I worked once in a cement factory stacking 80 pound bags of cement as...
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    29th October 2017, 06:50 AM
    Acid plus base yields salt and water. I do not know the relative reaction rates between calcium hydroxide , magnesium hydroxide and the catalyst...
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    28th October 2017, 02:19 PM
    You are right Smithy. What Dr. Mark's process is is adding an excess of inorganic base, Calcium oxide, magnesium oxide and other bases. The catalyst...
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    28th October 2017, 04:47 AM
    Dr. Mark; Swamp with inorganic base? All right. What about magnesium and calcium oxide that becomes dihydroxides (bases) that form ring around the...
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