Element Collection with pill capsules

This is my element collection. Not collected all of the elements (You can't). But the idea of putting small samples in pills is a good idea.

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Break the samples of elements or directly get any salt or compound
containing the element and put them into pills. I put some of them with powder which pills have. But it is not a good idea for some elements. I will list them below.

Also a warning: Pill are made for humans to swallow them. If you have a child or curious friends, please securely place the pills. Pills capsules are dissolving slowly by itself (Water and bacterias are factor). You don't need a human body for dissolving them. Keep that in mind.

Here is the compounds i made my element collection from:
1.Hydrogen: From HCL

3.Lithium: Li-Ion battery from old battery.

5.Boron: Neodmyum Magnet (You can find 2 small magnet in your PC CD/DVD.. writers laser head)

8.Oxygen: Cerium dioxide lighter flints has oxygen in them

9.Fluorine: Toothpaste (from household)

11.Sodium: Salt with sodium

12.Magnessium: Wire (Flammable! Search for it)

13.Aluminium: Foil

14.Silicon: LED (Small 3mm)

15.Phosphorus: Match plate

16.Sulfur: Match head

17.Chlorine: Potassium chloride

19.Potassium: Potasyum chloride (Known as NoSalt)

24.Chromium: Screw

26.İron: Flyback (Flyback transformers has pure iron)

29.Copper: Pure copper plate (2" x 4" sheet is 5$)

30.Zinc: Zinc-carbon battery

31.Gallium: LED(Blue leds has gallium in them, you can't be sure for it. Sorry)

32.Germanium: Germanium Diode (Zener diode in the picture)

47.Silver: From old fuse

50.Tin: Solder wire

53.İodine:Salt with iodine

58.Cerium: Cerium oxide lighter flints

60.Neodymium: Neodymium Magnet

74.Tungsten: Lamp filament

79.Gold: Pure gold (From old computer. Melted and tested with acids.)

80.Mercury: From lab

82.Lead: Fishing Weight

90.Thorium: From Uranium Rock

92.Uranium: Bought (5gr 15$) (İf you have uranium you have all of the decays including Thorium-90)

I didn't listed uranium decay daughters because they are very unstable. Some of them have 20 minute of life.


Lithium: Put in oil, because it gives reaction with oxygen very fast. (Syringe is needed)
Mercury: Gives very good weight effect. Fluorine: Toothpaste dissolves capsule with enzymes in it. So wrap toothpaste piece with aluminium foil before putting into capsule.

Hydrogen synthesis

Hydrochloric Acid: Using in household cleaning. You can find it on markets. Also if you puke you can get HCL from it (Joking).

You will need aluminium foil for reaction.

1L Erlenmeyer Flask ($15)

  • 1 × Pill capsule
  • 1 × pliers
  • 1 × Batteries
  • 1 × LEDs Electronic Components / Misc. Electronic Components
  • 1 × Matches

  • Status Log, June 2017

    Kutluhan06/23/2017 at 23:17 0 comments

    Hello, capsules are still in a good condition. No sign of leak or dissolving. I always handle them with gloves and keep them in a dry place. Humidity is a big problem with this pills. I was too busy with other things but I will start working on this collection again soon.

  • Lead and hydrogen

    Kutluhan03/13/2015 at 21:58 0 comments

    I got the pure hydrogen from HCL. HCL gives reaction with aluminium(+3). And hydrogen vaporizes with some of metal in it. Then i filtered the gas with water in another section and filled baloon with hydrogen.

    Lead is from fishing weight. I melted and gave shapes to it. Also i am using lead for my X-ray projects to protect myself from radiation.

  • Yttrium

    Kutluhan03/11/2015 at 16:37 0 comments

    I am working on Yttrium

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Kutluhan wrote 03/12/2015 at 20:22 point

We all know that mercury and lead can not digest the material. Because they are not 

enzyme. But toothpaste can. And i wrapped up toothpaste with aluminium foil before putting it in pill capsule. Also mercury makes a good weight effect on that pill. But pill material can dissolve in the mean time and this will be bad and i don't have child, i secured them well. But you are right with it. But also pills are cheap to buy and replace. Thank you for your valuable comment. I will note dangers of pills to description :) Edit: Now i understand what you mean. I am storing them in a special box with warnings. Also nobody but me can reach this project. Thank you for your interest

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zakqwy wrote 03/12/2015 at 15:32 point

I like element collections, but storing them in pill capsules might not be the best idea... I mean, they're basically engineered to be swallowable! On your list, lead and mercury would both be extremely harmful (for example). Maybe a different packaging technique is more appropriate?

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