Have you heard of mutilate of mercury? If so, what is it and what does it create when you dissolve it in a "glassful" of alcohol, then mixed with one pint of water? This was in a section of a book pertaining to browning of gun barrels.
I'd like to see experiments wit mercury and a pump. How is it compared to water, would it increase the pressure or reduce it? Would the pump be able to pump mercury at all? Could it be used as a hydaulic liquid, how well would it perform compared to other liquids?
I really like that Cody uploads the failures as well, so many of these channels "get an idea" and they ALL work out (IE they done the experiement and just keeps the successes), i come back every once in a while and binge all the videos i haven't seen, even though a lot of the stuff isn't really in my sphere of interest he explains so i do get a interested.
Solder shouldn't be used for structural purposes (unless you're using hard silver solder).
Twist the wires together. The solder will provide conductivity, and prevent the wires from untwisting unless you apply monumental force, which may break the wire before it breaks the bond. The thinner the solder the stronger the bond.
I'm watching the leak test now — it probably would have succeeded if you'd taken a scissors to a thin sheet of brass shim stock and applied it as a patch. Tin the pipe and the shim stock — both sides — apply a thin layer of amalgam between the patch and the holed area, and over the patch, blending it over the edges (this, to prevent a failure from beginning at the edge of the amalgam and patch).
Now the heat sink test — I wonder if you could do an "accidental mistake" discovery (a la the discovery of vulanized rubber).
Perhaps you could rub some into a block of aluminum — experiment with how much (how thick, how much area to cover, stuff like that), and once the reaction has started (or, before), submerge it in a container (glass) of water, filled so as to remove as much air as possible.
Seal it up, with a small hose at the top, which you connect at the other end to something like a bunsen burner.
Wait a bit, and see if bubbles begin rising. If they do, wait until they flow to the burner, allowing time for the air in the (short) hose to purge out. Then, see if you can light it and get a flame.
If you can, you've (as you obliviously know) converted aluminum and water into aluminum oxide and hydrogen. Scale it up, and drive your car on water! Then work out an economical method of driving the oxygen out of the aluminum oxide and you'll be murdered by the big oil companies 🙂 (j/k of course. I hope!)
You're probably aware that similar experiments have been done (university labs, I think) with some sort of liquid metal to "wet" the aluminum so as to prevent the normal oxide layer from forming and thus blocking the reaction. If you could work out a viable (reliable, controllable, economical) process, you'll do quite well for yourself!
I had the idea when i saw your pipe sealing experiment to use it to make a bubble stone of sorts and did think of possibly contaminating whatever your bubbling with mercury but then i thought of tooth fillings. They also use a mercury amalgam and they say they're pretty safe and really don't leach but a very minuscule amount of mercury if any at all. Would the copper amalgam be different than silver amalgam? If we're not worried about poisoning ourselves with our tooth fillings then should we really be worried about contaminating something like an aquarium with mercury from an amalgam? I don't plan on doing it.. just got my mind wondering.
I dont get it! How do you KNOW ANY OF THIS- Why do you have this wierd equipment- shood I stop watching, cause the GOVERNMENT wood be trackin my phone? Aaahhhhhh Where did I put my ALUMINUM FOIL HAT!!!!???
So gallium is commonly used between heat sinks for thermal conductivity, I'm interested to see what a Mercury amalgam between the heatsink and something like a copper lid on a CPU might work, what kind of performance you would see.
Knowing whether you can stamp brass with amalgam isn't very useful. That's like asking if you can form steel with wood. Can you bend an I-beam with a wooden hammer? Probably not, but if you drop a tree on a car, the wood wins. The force and proportion of wood to steel is the governing factor, not any special property of the wood or steel. A more interesting test would be to see if you can scratch the brass.
Now try mixing it with tin at 1/6000 tin to mercury and slowly build up the mixture till its 10% tin. Then mix pure blood and antimony on a full moon with the amalgamated tin and let me know what happens. If done right you'll get 100% pure silver, purer silver than the silver produced by billion dollar chemistry labs which can only produce 99.5% pure silver despite near unlimited resources at their disposable. Amalgamated tin produces radio-activity 400 times greater than uranium (radio-activity is not dangerous to humans, its a complete myth). For experimental proof read Gustav Le Bons 'Evolution of Matter', or anything by Aurolus Phillipus Theophrastur Bobastur Von HOHENHEIM aka Paracelsus, or anything by Basil Valentine, or anything by William Cooper(16th-17th century william cooper, not the william cooper who was killed by the cia in 2001), or anything by Sigmund Richter, or anything by George Ripley, or anything by Thomas Charnock, or anything by Denys Zachare, or anything by Albertus Magnus(Thomas Aquinas teacher), or anything by Arnold de Villeneuve, or anything by the Ancient Greeks about the Book of Hermes, or anything by Alphonso, King Of Castile, or anything by Artephius. All of modern science is complete nonsense, learn to think for yourself. Level up.
If you ever redid this, i think it'd be interesting to pipe the amalgam onto a circuit board to build a simple circuit, or using it to cold-solder some kind of build your own calculator kit or something