Author Topic: Distillation of nitromethane from hobby fuel...  (Read 6115 times)

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gruns

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Now try burning the azeotrope of nitro and...
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2003, 10:27:00 PM »
Now try burning the azeotrope of nitro and meoh :)


homeslice

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Ok a 50/50 mix of meoh and nitro burned the...
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2003, 10:50:00 PM »
Ok a 50/50 mix of meoh and nitro burned the same color as the nitro that swim distilled did. The only difference was an occasional orange spark and how easily it ignited as compared to the distilled nitro. Good thinking gruns swim didnt even think of that...
So... 2 hours ago swim thought he had 99% nitro b/c of the nice blue flame but now swims not too sure  :( . Suggestions anyone?


terbium

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Density
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2003, 01:01:00 AM »
After you distill then measure the density of the distillate to determine the ratio of nitromethane to methanol - nitromethane is much denser than methanol. The easiest way to do this is with a hydrometer - this is what the top fuel people use.


Just4Fun

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Thanks everyone :)
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2003, 01:40:00 AM »