Inquarting - Why We Add Silver To Refine Gold From Jewelry

  • Published on Jan 26, 2018
  • In this video I explain why we add silver when refining the silver out of gold. Stay tuned for an upcoming video where I put this process into action!
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  • Benjamin Schabel
    Benjamin Schabel 3 hours ago

    damn dude, imagine school film like this!

  • RetardedGayness
    RetardedGayness 7 days ago

    5:24 *Game crashes*
    physics&chemistry.exe has unexpectedly shutdown please reboot your system.

    [Okay] [Cancel]

  • Inky sans
    Inky sans 7 days ago

    XD cody plays mincraft

  • Jacob Weston
    Jacob Weston 9 days ago

    the minute I try to escape all the Minecraft videos on YT...

  • Christian Morin
    Christian Morin 10 days ago

    That was an awesome video! ... now here's my question. If you would inquart the gold with copper and drop the molten puddle in water to raise the surface area like you did in this video, could you then dissolve the flakes in HCL to get rid of the copper and be left with just the gold (mostly)???

  • Albers
    Albers 24 days ago

    Amazing explanation using Minecraft. You should teach at Harvard.

  • Chuck Conn
    Chuck Conn 27 days ago

    So is the silver lost in this process?

  • X3Mikey
    X3Mikey Month ago


  • Chaoddities
    Chaoddities Month ago

    stop making me enjoy chemistry you fiend!

  • S1L3nT
    S1L3nT Month ago


  • Michael Zumpano
    Michael Zumpano Month ago

    Cody that was awesome! And a ton of work. Your videos just keep getting better!

  • The Hawk
    The Hawk Month ago

    When you use silver to dilute the gold, after the silver has dissolved, and you have separated the gold, is the silver lost or can you recover it?

  • gamer2morrow
    gamer2morrow Month ago

    Allright that was extrodinarily creative BIG THUMBS UP

  • crayonfish2
    crayonfish2 Month ago

    So that explains why we can never reach 100% gold? because no matter how good you make the mixture there will always be some gold wrapped around a nugget of silver?

  • Timothy Strickland
    Timothy Strickland Month ago

    That explanation is perfect! You should make more videos like this using minecraft to explain the micro stuff it definitely paints a bigger picture

  • Cephalon IO
    Cephalon IO Month ago

    if only there OOF sound that would be perfect

  • William Wallace
    William Wallace Month ago

    looooooooooool that was hilarious.

  • Phillip J
    Phillip J Month ago

    when we get von neumann machines or molecular assemblers there will probably be a college of Minecraft as that will probably be one of the preferred modeling programs.

  • lucario just for fun

    Cody did you know there's a science addition to Minecraft

  • Ayarsiz09
    Ayarsiz09 Month ago

    madlad predicted minecraft education edition

  • Nooby Noob
    Nooby Noob Month ago

    1:29 "So, let's zoom in and get a closer look." *sound of falling down ?*
    *M I N E C R A F T*
    Edit: that is pretty creative tho. Nice idea Cody, *no srsly.* plus Minecraft is a pretty good game.

  • Nooby Noob
    Nooby Noob Month ago

    dat minecraft thumbnail tho

  • Mark vonGermeten
    Mark vonGermeten Month ago

    1:43 Uh those look to me like Iron atoms. LoL 😄

  • Dika Michio
    Dika Michio 2 months ago

    please add me to your world minecraft for more detail!

  • BigMicah
    BigMicah 2 months ago

    He said that atoms were thicc... Hell yeah!

  • Maia Leisz
    Maia Leisz 2 months ago


  • Steve Welches
    Steve Welches 2 months ago

    When you have removed the gold can you then refine the silver out of the solution or is it lost

  • fink ployd
    fink ployd 2 months ago

    You dont know how trippy it is playing minecraft while watching this video, then looking down and seeing you playing it too.

  • Andy [Xvixx]
    Andy [Xvixx] 2 months ago

    Minecraft tutorial: How to dissolve gold.

  • GetMeThere1
    GetMeThere1 2 months ago

    That's pretty cute. I'll bet people were initially a bit confused about this issue, lol.

  • brandon sheffield
    brandon sheffield 2 months ago +1

    I play minecraft

  • Rudolf
    Rudolf 2 months ago

    I'm here cuz of a minecraft thumbnail.

  • Gearoid Garvey
    Gearoid Garvey 2 months ago

    When is the Etho's Lab crossover happening then

  • Minecraft NintendoBest
    Minecraft NintendoBest 2 months ago

    I had to give a like. LOL

  • Breandán Heiliger
    Breandán Heiliger 2 months ago

    There has to be Minecraft maps that are all models of molecules...

  • Staci Stephens
    Staci Stephens 2 months ago

    I feel like Cody is the Bill Nye of metal refining

  • Johnson Jackson
    Johnson Jackson 2 months ago

    5:24 top ten unepic gamer mistakes

  • Đạt NgôMinh
    Đạt NgôMinh 2 months ago

    5:23 :D

  • bd79
    bd79 2 months ago

    This were actually a very good way to show this concept. Really interesting way you use Mine craft as a simulation. Good job mate!

  • andrew hamsterdad
    andrew hamsterdad 2 months ago

    you are a natural born teacher my friend..thank you for helping us understand

  • Daniel DeVito
    Daniel DeVito 2 months ago

    Wow, this was an excellent way to explain it... Awesome job

  • Bukan Gaming Official
    Bukan Gaming Official 2 months ago

    is that a viruses or bacteria?

  • grillpig
    grillpig 2 months ago

    1:54 and there is a microscopic cow 😂

  • Z Lin
    Z Lin 2 months ago

    its not silver, its IRON

  • electrorganix
    electrorganix 2 months ago

    what a fantastic way to explain this problem, thank you Cody, cheers

  • TennoHack
    TennoHack 2 months ago

    Those are Iron atoms! You can't fool me with your _lies_

  • Nemo D123
    Nemo D123 2 months ago

    hurry up night is coming

  • Димитър Дзимбов

    wow one more use for Minceraft

  • boxman139
    boxman139 2 months ago

    Still waiting for the Minecraft parody of "She Blinded Me With Science"

  • coolmanater
    coolmanater 2 months ago +1


  • Redneck NinjaNuity
    Redneck NinjaNuity 2 months ago

    Freaking genius. The Minecraft explanation was excellent and made it easy to understand. Thank you!

  • SupernerdScrawl
    SupernerdScrawl 2 months ago

    Man that microscopic world would make a great game.

  • Rik Den Breejen
    Rik Den Breejen 2 months ago

    Lovim the minecraft analogie!

  • Kidsepticeye
    Kidsepticeye 2 months ago

    Love the explanation

  • Helix Echoes
    Helix Echoes 2 months ago

    He's a true alchemist.

  • Tyler Tucker
    Tyler Tucker 2 months ago

    Pause at 3:30 and the silver forms a swastika lmfao.

  • Dwight Schrute
    Dwight Schrute 2 months ago

    5:33 "eh wasn't supposed to do that"

  • hilbrand westra
    hilbrand westra 2 months ago

    1:39 ultra minecraftscopic

  • A_eon
    A_eon 2 months ago

    *sponsored by Microsoft*

  • Chibi Nyra
    Chibi Nyra 2 months ago

    That was a cute transition to Minecraft, and well said! =o)

  • Yesreg _
    Yesreg _ 2 months ago

    *you can't really see them because they're only 8 atoms wide*

  • SkyOasisStudios
    SkyOasisStudios 2 months ago

    Great use of minecraft

  • Isaiah James
    Isaiah James 2 months ago

    okay, this is epic

  • Dylan Anderson
    Dylan Anderson 3 months ago

    I thought the thumbnail was an example lol

  • A S C E N D E D
    A S C E N D E D 3 months ago

    Why can't you just use both aqua regia and nitric acid to dissolve the silver and the gold in the 14 karat gold?

  • A S C E N D E D
    A S C E N D E D 3 months ago

    Wow what cad software is that?

  • Crazy Nerd Inventor
    Crazy Nerd Inventor 3 months ago

    The only Minecraft video that was not a waste of life.

  • Pizza Sub
    Pizza Sub 3 months ago

    5:28 mistakes were made

  • jamesbowden85
    jamesbowden85 3 months ago

    Great use of minecraft.... Made it super easy to understand...thank you for your videos

  • Nate Mucher
    Nate Mucher 3 months ago

    interesting that there's a village on his sticky note

  • Useless account
    Useless account 3 months ago

    i like to build brown bricks in minecrap

  • dank science boi
    dank science boi 3 months ago

    Cody: (uses Minecraft to explain chemistry)
    Intelligence 100

  • Martynaxyz
    Martynaxyz 3 months ago

    4:08 T H I C C

  • Shane Sanchez
    Shane Sanchez 3 months ago

    Minecraft Education Edition Part 2

  • Rodrigo Escudero
    Rodrigo Escudero 3 months ago +1

    Have you ever considered become a teacher? Awesome explination!

  • seneca983
    seneca983 3 months ago

    Ah so gold and silver have a simple cubic lattice.

  • royalgaming
    royalgaming 3 months ago

    ...Ummmm NO

  • Lucky Luis
    Lucky Luis 3 months ago +1


  • Matthew e
    Matthew e 3 months ago

    ultramicroscopic level seems more like Minecraft to me

  • João Dias
    João Dias 3 months ago

    That's a nanometer cow

  • FireLizard197
    FireLizard197 3 months ago

    I liked this channel before but I like it more with the visual demonstration in Minecraft

  • zaccheaus Burgs
    zaccheaus Burgs 3 months ago


  • Tea Bagson
    Tea Bagson 3 months ago

    Aqua *RIGGGAA*

  • toothlessblue
    toothlessblue 3 months ago

    1:52 And here's a cow atom

  • toothlessblue
    toothlessblue 3 months ago

    Missed opportunity for ultra-minecraft-scopic level.

  • Federico Olivares
    Federico Olivares 3 months ago

    Where did you buy that electron microscope??

  • Davidwaytwo Long
    Davidwaytwo Long 3 months ago

    thanks awesome

  • Sebastjans Slavitis
    Sebastjans Slavitis 3 months ago


  • elli
    elli 3 months ago

    hahaha the minecraft video was amazing

  • Ash Anderson
    Ash Anderson 4 months ago

    This was awesome

  • Meister Master
    Meister Master 4 months ago

    I don't know how to react to this.

  • kubakakauko
    kubakakauko 4 months ago

    This minecraft presentation actually help me to understand how it works

  • ChaosMinecraft
    ChaosMinecraft 4 months ago

    Small? You mean minecraft... It's Ok. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • FlyingJukebox
    FlyingJukebox 4 months ago

    This is how I got interested in science

  • Hagger Wood Working
    Hagger Wood Working 4 months ago

    Gaming with Cody

  • XGN Pizza
    XGN Pizza 4 months ago

    Please never use minecraft again. that's how you lose fans.

    • XGN Pizza
      XGN Pizza 3 months ago


    • Muzik Bike
      Muzik Bike 3 months ago

      Yeah, despite the fact that this hasn't caused him to lose any substantial amount of fans in the time it's been up.

  • redmuscle99
    redmuscle99 4 months ago

    Very clever

  • Billy Mellinger
    Billy Mellinger 4 months ago

    Was that actual footage of what goes on at the atomic level?

  • Paul Howard
    Paul Howard 4 months ago

    Cool example man. Thank you for sharing

  • Greenspy008
    Greenspy008 4 months ago

    lol, oh wow i wasn't expecting that, ALOL