Hello everyone, this is Jeff of TAOFLEDERMAUS. This is probably the first time you will ever see mercury being boiled There are videos out there of mercury retorts. These are like stills that have an evaporator and condenser setup used to reclaim gold that has amalgamated with the Hg. But you really can not see what’s going on
inside. You can not see the mercury boiling. Many people have asked me to heat mercury, using a red hot ball bearing. But the problem is releasing mercury vapor. I had to come up with a solution here
my friend Matt from the channel Mattv2099, was kind
enough to send me these test tubes for this demonstration. This apparatus is
designed to control the pressures which will inevitably build-up
inside, as we start boiling the mercury the test tube that doesn’t have the
mercury in it is placed in a cold glass of water and we added
some ice to it. The purpose of this is to
balance the pressure Since temperature corresponds to
pressure If we chill this side, we should be
able to control the pressure as we heat the mercury side. We will use a propane torch to gently heat the mercury up now. And that is how are you boil mercury without releasing the gas into the
atmosphere remember this is very very dangerous I urge you not to try it yourself
thanks for watching.
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