Hi, I'm new to chemistry and was wondering if this is the right place to bother sombody with my questions :twisted:. I've collected some cheap chemicals from places like drug stores in the hope that I can produce most of the other chemicals I need with processes like electrolysis, reduction, synthisis etc. Anywase heres my first question:
Ive done some reserch and found that I can melt boric acid to produce B03. And I can reduce this by burning it with magnesium to get nearly pure boron. But I'm still a little new to this and I want to make sure that this is fairly safe (wolnt explode, release toxic fumes etc.) and I also need a way to seperate the resulting magnesium oxide from the boron, since I dont know much about either I'm asking you.