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Date: 01/15/07 02:14 AM

49 Responses to Fun with Hexafluorid

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    January 14, 2007 at 9:59 pm
    Link: Fun with Hexafluorid - A denser-than-=air gas that you can float objects on.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2007 at 2:24 am
    Things like that make me giggle.

    I want a jar of that Hexafluorid. It will go nicely next to my Areogel.

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    iouaname673 Female 18-29
    243 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:27 am
    I wonder what happens if you breathe that stuff in, besides the obvious of dying
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2007 at 2:33 am
    Well, I doupt you would die right away, But your Voice would get much deeper.

    Afterall you can breath in helium and not die right off.

    Lighter then Air Gaz- Voice gets higher.
    Heavier then air Gaz - Voice gets deeper.

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    canaryellow Female 13-17
    422 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:34 am
    I want to order a whole lot of that and the send my stepsister far away into the clouds.
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    72tour Male 13-17
    222 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:38 am
    Hmm, I`d float my beverage right next to my chair... My side table would be awfully lonely.
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    canaryellow Female 13-17
    422 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:39 am
    ^^^ That`s a good idea too. BTw, 200th post.
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    ranon Male 18-29
    295 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 3:17 am
    Thats really amazing. Think of all the interesting things that you can do with it.
  9. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1012 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 3:57 am
    I want some...
  10. Profile photo of quack_stud
    quack_stud Male 13-17
    439 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 4:03 am
    you would only be able to float things on it that are lighter than the gas
  11. Profile photo of BigGuyMikePA
    BigGuyMikePA Male 18-29
    99 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 4:36 am
    quack...you`re avatar is freaking me out......
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    Jagjamin Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2007 at 4:49 am
    Apparently this is Sulphur Hexaflouride.

    It is non-toxic, and breathing it would make your voice go deeper. It would only kill you of you didn`t breath oxygen within a suitable time, same as when you breath helium, co2, or nos.

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    bomoman Male 13-17
    216 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 5:04 am
    or acid

    not as cool as aerogel IMO

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    Delfette Female 18-29
    173 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 5:13 am
    Neato... But I wish there were figurines in the tinfoil boat. :D
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    archinimous Male 18-29
    83 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 5:36 am
    Hax
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 6:38 am
    cool! I want a vat of it... all this talk of aerogel has prompted me to look it up
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    sponged Male 18-29
    554 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 9:04 am
    seen the same kind of thing where it was in a balloon and another was filled with regular air the denser one fell like a football :p
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 9:06 am
    Aerogel: Not quite air, not quite solid.

    Wiki

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    guacamolelol Male 13-17
    74 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 9:23 am
    nice
  20. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2007 at 9:27 am
    WOW I WOULD SO RIDE ON THAT LIKE A CLOUD.
  21. Profile photo of alec131
    alec131 Male 13-17
    6 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 11:35 am
    I want some!!!
  22. Profile photo of blakborn
    blakborn Male 18-29
    98 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 11:40 am
    funny how they skoop up "nothing" and make the object sink.
  23. Profile photo of MyBordem
    MyBordem Male 13-17
    141 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 12:32 pm
    That`s really cool!
  24. Profile photo of Swordking
    Swordking Male 18-29
    98 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 1:37 pm
    Hmm... The way that guy made it sink. Invisible water, much?
  25. Profile photo of gonadsonfire
    gonadsonfire Male 13-17
    579 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    like invisible water, cool!
  26. Profile photo of danmerqury
    danmerqury Male 18-29
    65 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    Uh..."hexafluorid" is nothing. That`s sulfur hexafluoride. Also, I doubt you could actually float on it. People are too dense.
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    canaryellow Female 13-17
    422 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:05 pm
    Ahhhhh... Invisible, non-liquid water.
  28. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1066 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:09 pm
    I want some!!!
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    Killing_Time Male 18-29
    144 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:37 pm
    It looks pretty dense alright, the combined mass of the tinfoil and the air inside it would have to be less dense than the gas. Cool!
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    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    Cool :-D
  31. Profile photo of bumblecock
    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    I wanna huff that and float.
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 4:45 pm
    NO. FREAKIN`. WAY! I WANT IT!
  33. Profile photo of treiscool
    treiscool Female 13-17
    82 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 6:07 pm
    that is sooo awesome! i want some of that.
  34. Profile photo of DoughnutBoy
    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
    701 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 6:46 pm
    sweet...yeah i wanna breath it that would be sweet XD
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    liniarc Male 18-29
    238 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 7:47 pm
    I want to live in that... fill my furniture with normal air and float to the top.
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    iSalonisti Female 13-17
    23 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 8:05 pm
    Er- wow...
  37. Profile photo of RedNine
    RedNine Male 13-17
    99 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 8:48 pm
    I learned how it deepens your voice off of Daily Planet`s Science In The City. That`s where I learned it from.
    No, you couldn`t float your cups or plates next to your chair. Why? Suplphur Hexaflouride is, as said, a heavier than air gas. Therefore it acts as a liquid. This means you would have to fill your whole house, or just a sealed up room, with enough Slphr Hxflrde to float the object at whatever level, just as you would with water. It`s viscosity helps a lot, as it does not act like normal gas, which spreads out rapidly when released, whereas this has denser particles, therefore allowing it to act as a liquid.

    Helium and Sulphur Hexaflouride are awesome!

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    RedNine Male 13-17
    99 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 8:48 pm
    Plus, your cups and plates are, of course, denser than air. Therefore, no floaty.
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    439 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 8:58 pm
    Yeah I was not amazed by this at all, people are easily amazed, in a few years when knowlege of the gas becomes popular all kinds of tricks will exist.

    Think of it as half the power or helium in reverse.

    If you could make your cups float with a healium baloon how big would it be? Well it would be half as effective in floating in a vat of this stuff instead of with baloons tied to it.

    Also I am sure a cup filled with air is denser than the sulpher hexafloride, so it would sink anyway, you would have to crush the cup up and make it into a bunch of little boat shapes that have very thin walls for it to work, complicated.

  40. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 9:05 pm
    I want sooooooome!
  41. Profile photo of Jabbox
    Jabbox Male 18-29
    250 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 9:23 pm
    actually, iouaname, it is like helium, only it makes your voice much deeper.
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 10:26 pm
    technically, with the right shape, size, etc, of boat, you could float a tin foil boat in a vat of CO2, which is one of the densest gasses, and a hell of a lot more common to boot. Or if you`re feeling lucky, methane would be even better, althoug harder to get and more explosive :P.
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    HawkEyeElise Female 13-17
    198 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 10:30 pm
    oooooh i want some
    i would think that it would fly out into open air or something but i guess it stayed since its heavier? :P
  44. Profile photo of joeyhndc
    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 10:34 pm
    OO, wikipedia says that this stuff is 5.11 times denser than air, which has a density of 1.2 kg/m^3 at room temperature, and that the aerogels are about a 3 kg/m^3. So put 2 and 2 together... you could float an aerogel on this stuff! It would be the ultimate I-A-B science experiment! :O
  45. Profile photo of mangarooboo
    mangarooboo Female 13-17
    280 posts
    January 15, 2007 at 10:39 pm
    woah o_O
  46. Profile photo of Yumiii
    Yumiii Female 13-17
    1382 posts
    January 16, 2007 at 1:44 am
    OMG! ITS NON WET WATER!
    PHAAAAA!
  47. Profile photo of steveydee
    steveydee Male 13-17
    9 posts
    January 16, 2007 at 2:49 am
    if you had a bigger container u could swin in it!
    :-) :-( :-| :-D :-O 8-) :-P ;-) >-( :-? ;-() :-> X-( :-X <3 )-| |-( }-) O:-) :-/ |-X B-|
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    emilybff Female 13-17
    46 posts
    January 22, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    lol! that would be so cool to swim in it! omg! lol. it would be better to put a gerbil in it and see what they do
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    2bored2think Female 18-29
    121 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    I would love to make a comfortable bed of it!

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