1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WTF???!!!!

Discussion in 'General' started by KelticFox, 12 Dec 2005.

  1. KelticFox

    KelticFox What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2005
    Posts:
    634
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just bought some Supa Tablets for oxygenating my daughters fish tank (with her hideous Pleck!), reading the instructions....


    98% Potassium Chlorate!!! WTF???!!!

    And to think I was going to give them to a 6 year old to put in the fish tank!
     
  2. riggs

    riggs ^_^

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2002
    Posts:
    1,724
    Likes Received:
    3
    Is there actually any kind of warning on the packaging? I mean, try and imagine a situation like yours, where the buyer doesn't know what Potassium Chlorate actually is...("Hey! Why's my hand on fire?!")
     
  3. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Doesnt it have a bit black cross on the back, and a circle on fire??
     
  4. dannyqball

    dannyqball What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    22 Apr 2004
    Posts:
    731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hazards Identification
    Emergency Overview
    --------------------------
    DANGER! STRONG OXIDIZER. CONTACT WITH OTHER MATERIAL MAY CAUSE FIRE. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE METHEMOGLOBINEMIA, LIVER OR KIDNEY DAMAGE. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT.


    Nasty stuff.
     
  5. PA!N

    PA!N What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    16 Jul 2005
    Posts:
    697
    Likes Received:
    4
    Wow potassium chlorate is some very evil stuff... I think it was used in many grenades an mines during WWII (correct me if I'm wrong)
    You could do some nasty stuff with it, but maybe the fact that it is only 98% may spoile the fun... :hehe:
     
  6. riggs

    riggs ^_^

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2002
    Posts:
    1,724
    Likes Received:
    3
    No, you're right!

    Used in grenades because rather than exploding, it burns very rapidly...
     
  7. olv

    olv he's so bright

    Joined:
    23 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    3,333
    Likes Received:
    1
    :eek: poor fishies
     
  8. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

    Joined:
    10 Jul 2002
    Posts:
    3,846
    Likes Received:
    25
    lol
     
  9. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

    Joined:
    29 Sep 2003
    Posts:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. dannyqball

    dannyqball What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    22 Apr 2004
    Posts:
    731
    Likes Received:
    0
  11. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

    Joined:
    6 May 2005
    Posts:
    4,877
    Likes Received:
    19
    Potassium chlorate is a strong oxidising agent... it'll oxygenate the fish tank just fine, but does it have any sort of clear warning label on it at all? As you said, that could be very dangerous in the wrong hands; it's not exactly inert ;)
     
  12. Lost.Soul

    Lost.Soul What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could someone please post the formula? Our names of chemicals are a bit different, so I cant figure out what is it... Thanks
     
  13. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

    Joined:
    6 May 2005
    Posts:
    4,877
    Likes Received:
    19
    MgClO3.

    Out of interest, how does your naming system differ?
     
  14. CyberSol

    CyberSol 1337 Pants

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    860
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yikes! thats scary!
     
  15. KelticFox

    KelticFox What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2005
    Posts:
    634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Errrrrr no.

    KClO3

    You did Magnesium Chlorate
     
  16. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

    Joined:
    6 May 2005
    Posts:
    4,877
    Likes Received:
    19
    Sorry, my mistake :blush:. Was just writing about magnesium-related stuff, so I guess it was in my head.
     
  17. KelticFox

    KelticFox What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2005
    Posts:
    634
    Likes Received:
    0
    No wasn't labelled well at all.

    No explosive sign, no oxidizing sign, just a VERY small 98% Potassium Chlorate (and that didnt even have the Chemical Formulae)
     
  18. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    5,802
    Likes Received:
    133
    perhaps the other 2% is a stabiliser?
     
  19. Hybr1d

    Hybr1d Bаnned

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2005
    Posts:
    883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Got a DV cam and somewhere to try out some Jackass style experiments? :p
     
  20. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

    Joined:
    10 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    25
    Just stick a tiny bit in a bath full of water and find out :p

    <A88>
     

Share This Page