Ok keep in mind the recipes contained herein should always be performed by a professional. But I have included them here for a last resort for those in need or that are concerned about it.
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- Examine the reaction that will be demonstrated by this experiment. This is given by the following equation: KOH + electricity -> K+ + OH- where potassium hydroxide (KOH) is split into its components of potassium metal (K+) and the hydroxide ion (OH-)
- Attach a wire to each electrode of the battery. The wire on the positive terminal will be the anode and the wire on the negative terminal will be the cathode. The potassium metal will collect on the anode.
- Place the wood ash into a metal dish and heat the ash with the Bunsen burner, so that the ash turns completely white and melts. This material is called potash and should be extremely high in postassium hydroxide.
- Remove the heat and immediately place the battery leads on opposite ends of the molten ash. Keep them there until the molten ash becomes a molten metal. Remove the leads once the reaction is complete.
- Pour the metal from Step 4 into the second pan and allow the metal to cool. This metal should be highly concentrated potassium.
Read more: How to Make a Pure Sample of Potassium | eHow.com [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Making Potassium Iodide
Potassium (K) and iodine (I) combine in a one-to-one ratio to form potassium iodide, which has KI as its chemical or molecular formula.
Potassium iodide (KI) is a very difficult element to make since iodine is rarely found in nature. It is mostly used to treat thyroid conditions, prevent thyroid damage and protect the thyroid gland from a radiation injury. It is normally supplied in pill form, but can also be purchased at a chemical supply house. Samples of pure KI can be found at auction websites as well.
things you'll need:
* 2 fl. oz. non-metallic bottle Screwcap top Granulated or crystalline KI Medicine dropper
1. Fill a 2 fl. oz. bottle about 60 percent full of granulated or crystalline potassium iodide to make a saturated solution of potassium iodide.
2. Fill the bottle up to 90 percent full with room temperature water.
3. Close the bottle and shake it for about two minutes. If the solution is saturated, there should be solid KI undissolved at the bottom of the bottle. One drop from a medicine dropper generally yields about 28 to 35 mg of potassium iodide. An adult would want about four drops to create the best dosage. Ideally, the proper daily intake for an adult is 112 to 140 mg. A child would take half that amount, about 56 to 70 mg per day.
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