I figured he doesn't want to seriously harm anyone so my ideas are based around that. Petty and amusing. Like unleashing roaches under the floorboards before you leave or putting fish under there so that they'll rot and the smell will sicken people moving in. Drop a bag of ground meat behind the fridge if it's staying, aside from the stench as it rots it should also produce plenty of flies too.
Yes, but the landlord has to sort it out.
Originally Posted by Ishman
Not to mention the fact that nothing will seep into the appliances (if the appliance is on, its already in circuit, completing the circuit anywhere else along the mains circuit will do nothing but increase the bill and polute the enviroment (although it will actually trip the fuse first since all plumbing is required by law to be earthed) and as for the ionising, that won't happen since: a) the anode and cathode are made of the same material. b) water is a weak electrolyte and most importantly c) household electricity is AC.
You Sir have been thoroughly fucking pwned.
Won't work either, since crystals imply that its a compound (since both sodium and potassium are metals) which means they won't react in water (at least not in the way you planned), also the metals will only react when an unoxidised face comes in contact with water (i.e. you have to cut it open and drop it in water before it oxidises again). Also, IIRC you can't get pure sodium or potassium without a lisence.
Originally Posted by adonai
Last edited by 98abaile; 11-30-2006 at 05:02 PM.
Also if he can hide it well enough like the woman with the shellfish in the hollow curtain rods he can cause problems for the landlord for a long time as noone will want to move in or purchase the place.
Edit:You just reminded me of a nice little explosive wish I could remember the name or how to make it it's been a long time since my teacher told me the method. Was fairly simple to make and was unreactive when wet, so you could paint it onto surfaces but once it dried even a fly landing on it set it off. I think it was an iodide.
Last edited by thejudaspanda; 11-30-2006 at 05:09 PM.
Nearly all metals are naturally crystals they're only amorphous solids when the phase transitions happen in unusual ways. And since it is powered the oxidization is what would cause it to burn. I didn't mean for it to be powered when put near water, and since they are usually stored in some sort of liquid hydrocarbon, oxidization isn't really a problem and the running water will react with it once it washes off the oil (my physics teacher told me that he tried this in college with a toilet). You're right about the license but he did say that he was willing to spend lots of money.
Originally Posted by 98abaile
Even in a powdered state I didn't think the oxidisation reaction would release enough energy for an ignition, but you're right about the oils. I'd forgotten that and of course if it's properly attached to the surface the burn will be much worse. I remember the experiment our teacher showed us and the video of the more reactive metals of that group.
I didn't realise (or maybe remember) that it could be in powder form. And yeah, I remember it being stored in oil.
Originally Posted by adonai
Anyway, he couldn't do it, 'cos he wouldn't be able to get the lisence. Of course it would probably react before he left, what would be cool though, is if you could somehow embed it in something that disolves slowly, then you could place it in a toilet cistern. Obviously you'd keep it away from drinking water.
lol, I remember watching a video where some scientist dropped one of the more reactive ones, I can't remember which (this was over 4 years ago), into a glass bowl and the bowl was shattered by the reaction.
Originally Posted by thejudaspanda
EDIT: Notice how Ishman has gone quiet now that we are talking about real science. lol
Last edited by 98abaile; 11-30-2006 at 05:38 PM.
^you could put it in soap or candy or anything that disoves in water...
^oh and thx for the chem lesson guys, no really i mean it.
In the video I think it might have been ceasium, was dropped into a bath and blew up the bath. The soap's an idea, if he were to take one of those ones you hang on the toilet cut open the soap hollow out a little spot in the centre for some, then reseal the soap so that as it's worn away by flushing the centre would eventually be exposed and boom.
yes, boom and then porceline shrapnel in the face, chest and groin, who would have though exothermic reactions could be so much fun.
but its funny to hear about.
imagine the headlines:
"Man Injured By Exploding Soap"