Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mkm5, Feb 24, 2021.
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I'm experimenting with bleach vs different metal coins... so far nickels are destroyed by it
The OP said they did it
That creates a toxic gas.
Okay I'll be right back
Yeah, but you can make toxic gases with lots of things that are easier to get than nitric acid.
(The one time that I had to tell my parents "don't go in the basement" was after an... excursion with nitric acid making nitrogen dioxide. I don't remember if it was a metal or a paper product that I was trying to digest when things got out of hand.)
Now I'm wondering what kind of acid it was. I don't recall having access to Nitric Acid, but Sulphuric was readily available, along with Hydrochloric.
I don't think I did this at home, probably a chemistry class stunt!
I found that out about 1959/60 in college chemistry class.
There were lots of reagents sitting out for our use including concentrated nitric acid.
When I walked into the lab the room was beginning to fill with a transparent brown gas.
NOTE: I wasn't the cause.
You're referring to ferric chloride. In our hobby, it's called Nic-A-Date. It's the same stuff!
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