Grow a crystal by yourself, at homeConditions will become even less familiar with chemical processes for people, and the result, like the manufacturing process itself, will undoubtedly be a great pleasure.
So, get ready, we begin to conjure and "chemize".
You will need
- Color soluble salt (dichloride orNickel sulphate) or table salt-spring or filtered water, metal container, plate, rope (wool or pile thread), colorless nail polish.
First, get a colored soluble salt,For example, nickel dichloride or sulphate. Buy this substance you can almost in any pharmacy or order online. In case of impossibility to get the above-mentioned material, the usual table salt is also suitable.
Take a glass of clear water. Water and salt should be in a ratio of 1 / 2.5, that is, for example, for 100 ml of water you will need at least 250 grams of salt. Slowly place the salt in water and stir until completely dissolved.
Pour the water into a metal vessel and putTo the fire. Stirring constantly, heat the water until a supersaturated brine is obtained (if necessary, salt is additionally recommended.)
Remove the container with the resulting supersaturated solution and, without letting it cool down, dip a small rope inside (the woolen or any other nap thread will be ideal, as it will help crystalY it is better to fasten on the base).
Over the next three days, crystalSaltification. Too rapid cooling of the solution can lead to an incorrect and unattractive shape. That's why it should be cooled slowly, it's best to do it at room temperature. Then you will undoubtedly get the right form, graceful crystalS.
Ready crystal Remove from the solution and pat from all sidesPaper napkin. If necessary, cut the end of the woolen thread and immediately cover all the faces with a colorless varnish (normal nail polish will do). This operation is mandatory and will help prevent crystal From so-called weathering (i.e., cleavage with time in direct contact with air)
As you can see, growing crystalIt is very entertaining and does not require largeEffort deal. After the expiration of three days, the thread that has been lowered into the water literally turns into a brilliant, sparkling necklace that can become a stylish accessory, decoration on a Christmas tree or simply a matter of pride of the first successful witchcraft in the home kitchen!