Why Chemistry Class Is So Fun


Anyone know about ferrofluids? ;D

(Q) #2

What in the world?

(Kei) #3

Whoa… What is it?


A ferrofluid is a polarized fluid that you put a magnet near and it will form crazy shapes and such.

(Q) #5

I was genuinly scared for a moment

(LookAYoYo) #6

it is just liquid magnets. and they are awesome.

(Q) #7

I should’ve known that.
And any substance with iron in it is Ferrous.
Brain fart


iron powder and mineral oil? or something else?


FeO, magnetite precipitated from a complex reaction between NH and a mixture of Ferric Chloride and Ferrous Chloride. The carrier fluid is kerosene and the surfactant is oleic acid.

Was it difficult to make? Very.


how to make it? ; - P



(marcusWsteadman) #12

Kinda reminds you of that horror film splinter. :-[

(Infinite Chaos) #13

That’s fricking awesome! I gotta show this to my chem class. ;D Thx dude.



That method’s more costly than you think. MICR toner can go above $80 dollars. With the method I used, converting the Ferric Chloride, you’ll probably spend about $20-30 dollars, not including the Oleic acid. Oleic acid’s pricey, but chances are your Chem teacher might have it stored in the back.