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24-08-2016, 01:53 PM
Alkaline metals
This one most of us carry around in our pockets or handbags.
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24-08-2016, 02:46 PM
RE: Alkaline metals
Sodium is pretty nasty stuff too.


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24-08-2016, 03:32 PM (This post was last modified: 24-08-2016 03:41 PM by Fireball.)
RE: Alkaline metals
Potassium burning.





Magnesium burning (technically, alkaline earth metal, as it is bivalent)





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24-08-2016, 03:52 PM
RE: Alkaline metals
Years back - the radio controlled guys were among the first to embrace the lithium polymer rechargeable batteries...

At the time - it was highly recommended that you use a ceramic vessel to put the battery in, while recharging....

The early ones had a nasty habit of igniting when being charged....

I know a guy who lost his garage, and almost his house that way...

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The other fun one - was the guy who had a NICAD battery pack in his pocket --- with his car keys......

Bad idea...

It shorted out - and got hotter than a five dollar firecracker in about 2 seconds....... Burned the shit out of the guy ---- it actually caught his pants on fire....

You never saw a guy who was so glad to have people throwing beer on him......

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24-08-2016, 04:32 PM
RE: Alkaline metals
Lithium's fairly mild as alkali elements go. The single electron that it donates so readily is closer to the nucleus and bound tighter. This makes it less reactive than its relatives.

For maximum damage go with Cesium:








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24-08-2016, 08:19 PM
RE: Alkaline metals
(24-08-2016 03:52 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Years back - the radio controlled guys were among the first to embrace the lithium polymer rechargeable batteries...

At the time - it was highly recommended that you use a ceramic vessel to put the battery in, while recharging....

The early ones had a nasty habit of igniting when being charged....

I know a guy who lost his garage, and almost his house that way...

......

The other fun one - was the guy who had a NICAD battery pack in his pocket --- with his car keys......

Bad idea...

It shorted out - and got hotter than a five dollar firecracker in about 2 seconds....... Burned the shit out of the guy ---- it actually caught his pants on fire....

You never saw a guy who was so glad to have people throwing beer on him......
Our idiot neighbor with a drone did burn his house down. Probably drank too much and fell asleep while hot-charging it.
He would fly over the neighbor's homes and basically annoy us, which took effort as I have 120' trees all around.
If he persisted, It was going to encounter some high speed lead from my pellet rifle Evil_monster
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24-08-2016, 08:47 PM
RE: Alkaline metals
(24-08-2016 08:19 PM)skyking Wrote:  
(24-08-2016 03:52 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Years back - the radio controlled guys were among the first to embrace the lithium polymer rechargeable batteries...

At the time - it was highly recommended that you use a ceramic vessel to put the battery in, while recharging....

The early ones had a nasty habit of igniting when being charged....

I know a guy who lost his garage, and almost his house that way...

......

The other fun one - was the guy who had a NICAD battery pack in his pocket --- with his car keys......

Bad idea...

It shorted out - and got hotter than a five dollar firecracker in about 2 seconds....... Burned the shit out of the guy ---- it actually caught his pants on fire....

You never saw a guy who was so glad to have people throwing beer on him......
Our idiot neighbor with a drone did burn his house down. Probably drank too much and fell asleep while hot-charging it.
He would fly over the neighbor's homes and basically annoy us, which took effort as I have 120' trees all around.
If he persisted, It was going to encounter some high speed lead from my pellet rifle Evil_monster

There was a guy in Kentucky or West Virginia or something who had a guy flying a drone over his back yard, spying on his daughter, who was sunbathing. The guy shot the drone down with a shotgun. I don't know the total story, he may have been charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits or something.
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24-08-2016, 09:50 PM
RE: Alkaline metals
Fun fact: Sodium and potassium dropped into water will skitter around, bubble, burn and sometime explode. Dropped onto ice, these same metals take slightly longer to react but consistently explode, even in small quantities. The key is to restrict the reaction to a small area so that the entire system overheats. Useful for the next time you're whipping up a kalium colada.

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24-08-2016, 09:56 PM
RE: Alkaline metals
wholesale sodium disposal, Department of the Army style.


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24-08-2016, 10:16 PM
RE: Alkaline metals
(24-08-2016 09:56 PM)skyking Wrote:  wholesale sodium disposal, Department of the Army style.



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