Accidental Experiment Solves Century-Old Chemistry Problem
Researchers in Sweden accidentally left a chemistry experiment running over a long weekend. When they returned to the lab, they discovered that their reaction chamber that was previously filled with high-pressure CO2, magnesium oxide, and methanol contained a gel. while trying to make magnesium carbonate (MgCO3), which is a white powder. the gel was caused by trapped methane bubbles, and when they boiled it off, the gel disintegrated into the white powder they were seeking,naming it…
"Salt wasn’t always shake-able. In the early part of the 20th century, the Morton Salt Company of Chicago added magnesium carbonate to their salt to make it flow. Before that, salt was clumpy and rough, served in little containers (salt cellars) that you’d pinch your serving out of. Of course, if you were fancy, you’d have something like these silver seashells, with accompanying tiny spoons."
John Britt Pottery : BEADSJohn's Beads cone 6 75 Nepheline Syenite 20 Magnesium Carbonate 3 Ball clay 2 Zinc Oxide The only thing you need to to is watch the application. I had the Sp. Gr. at 125. And did two dips with some pouring.