By r1has - Pakistan - Rawalpindi
Today, someone spilled ammonium hydroxide in ethanol solution in the lab, which smells like very concentrated urine. Since the experiment involved Bunsen burners, we couldn't turn on the fans. We had to work in a lab that smelled like Satan's piss for 2 hours. FML
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  Welshite  |  39

Yes. Online works. All sorts of chemical suppliers offer those chemicals. But then you get flagged if you're not employed by a chemical company. Heck, I can't even order glassware without causing a ruckus. If only there were some way to make meth without needing all those specialized flasks and tubing. Ugh.

  Welshite  |  39

I work with ammonium hydroxide, and you underestimate just how strong even a 29% solution is. It's horrible and choking. You'd be begging for the sweet smell of regular urine in less than five minutes.

  r1has  |  28

When it first spilled and we got the first whiff, I actually thought someone peed their pants. And it smells horrible. Think If you wandered hell for a week, ate nothing but asparagus and drank no water, then peed. After the experiment finished the entire class ran to the garden and took several deep breaths. Oxygen has never felt that good

  RichardPencil  |  30

Yeah, typical! Oxygen gets all the credit, while nitrogen does most of the heavy lifting and doesn't even get a mention!

Nitrogen is the Jan Brady of diatomic gases -- "Oxygen! Oxygen! Oxygen!"