- Colored soluble salt (nickel dichloride or sulphate) or sodium chloride;spring or filtered water, a metal container, plate, rope (or wool pile yarn), colorless nail polish.
For starters purchase colored soluble salt, for example, dichloride or nickel sulfate.Buy this substance can be in almost any drugstore or order via the Internet.If you can not get the above material, suitable as common table salt.
Take a glass of clean water.Water and salt must be in a ratio of 1 / 2.5, i.e., for example, 100 ml of water, you need at least 250 grams of salt.Slowly sprinkle in salt water and stir until dissolved.
Pour the water into a metal container and put on fire.Stirring constantly, heat the water to produce
supersaturated brine (if necessary recommend further add salt.)
Remove the container with the resulting supersaturated solution and, without letting cool, dip into the small rope (the ideal would be wool or any other pile thread, as will crystal had better be fixed on the ground).
Over the next three days begins ization crystal salt.Too rapid cooling of the solution may result in irregular and unattractive form.That is why it should be cooled slowly, this is best done at room temperature.Then you are sure to get the right shape, elegant crystal s.
Ready crystal remove the solution and blot on all sides with a paper towel.If necessary, cut the end of the woolen thread and immediately cover all facets of clear varnish (your regular nail polish).This operation is optional and will help prevent crystal the so-called weathering (ie cleavage over time in direct contact with the air)
As you can see, growing a crystal s - very entertaining and notthe matter requires more effort.After three days of lowered into the water thread is literally transformed into a brilliant, sparkling necklace that can be a stylish accessory, an ornament on a Christmas tree or just the pride of the first successful sorcery in the home kitchen!
Note: the quality of the water depends on the success of the experiment and the beauty of the crystal, so it is best to choose the spring or filtered.
- crystals of salt