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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  • CW
    CW Day ago

    lame channel kys fag

  • AholicRealm
    AholicRealm 3 days ago +1

    You: Cody'sLab.
    Me, an intellectual: Carbon Oxygen Dysprosium Sulfur Lanthanum Boron.

  • Dennis The Menace
    Dennis The Menace 4 days ago

    God i love chemistry, and minecraft really made it better
    yay learning

  • Harley Akers
    Harley Akers 4 days ago

    can we get more minecraft demos haha

  • noah neides
    noah neides 5 days ago

    that Minecraft demonstration was very clever

  • So_Bouncy
    So_Bouncy 7 days ago

    you should become a proffesser, your explenations are so clear even when ur just using ur words, without a phisical example

  • JJRubes
    JJRubes 12 days ago

    Atomic-size horses

  • Famedmean 17039
    Famedmean 17039 12 days ago

    Min raft it’s Fortnite now like if agree

  • Ethan Bivens
    Ethan Bivens 13 days ago

    i absolutely loved the use of minecraft for the demonstration in this video. I'd like to see more stuff similar to this in the future. Keep up the awesome work Cody!

  • Chris Chappell
    Chris Chappell 14 days ago

    My childhood was a lie I didn’t know we were made of bricks

  • aspwil
    aspwil 15 days ago

    When you play mine mine minecraft

  • Not Your Everyday Timelord

    that silver atom kinda like a bit like iron to me

  • A.G.K
    A.G.K 17 days ago

    The resolution is amazing. You can even see the subatomic particles within each atom.

  • RattyCZ
    RattyCZ 17 days ago

    I got clickbaited fuck

  • Mr.Sobel
    Mr.Sobel 19 days ago

    I realy love how you set up the minecraft demonstration with the modified pickaxes as if you were at the molecular level ! It was realy pedagogic and creative !

  • Wake Archus
    Wake Archus 20 days ago


  • Jonathan Scott
    Jonathan Scott 20 days ago

    And what if you mix both acids?Or what if you poured 14k gold in the acid while it was still molten, could the acid get to all the silver then?

  • Dylan Dunn
    Dylan Dunn 22 days ago

    So could you make a fine gold powder by just dissolving the silver. Also how would this work with other finely mixed alloys where an acid only dissolves one of the metals. If a fine powder did form would it have a finer grain than dropping gold out of solution since it doesn't have the change to crystallize in the same way? Great video btw!

  • rk3Omega
    rk3Omega 24 days ago

    Oh good. I'm already getting a bunch of minecraft videos recommended to me.

  • klazzera
    klazzera 24 days ago

    the minecraft part was so dank!

  • realvanman1
    realvanman1 24 days ago

    That was a great explanation. Be VERY careful not to destroy any VINTAGE or ANTIQUE jewelry though.

  • FoolWise
    FoolWise 25 days ago

    Oh man I newer knew atoms were cubes! And so big!
    One question though: If those cubes were atoms - what where those pickaxes made from?

  • Vivi mannequin
    Vivi mannequin 25 days ago

    Fucking Minecraft

  • Bluelightzero
    Bluelightzero 25 days ago

    What is Minecraft? Is it like fortnite?

  • Pseudo Nym
    Pseudo Nym 25 days ago

    Amazing demonstration by amazing science teacher. Enjoyed and I'm in my thirties πŸ˜„ quite humerous to use minecraft. Genius!

  • Pseudo Nym
    Pseudo Nym 25 days ago

    Amazing demonstration by amazing science teacher. Enjoyed and I'm in my thirties πŸ˜„ quite humerous to use minecraft. Genius!

  • flagpoleeip
    flagpoleeip 26 days ago

    Best demo of inquarting I've ever seen!

  • Skystrike70
    Skystrike70 27 days ago

    I'm dying, the minecraft was too much xD

  • DsYkX Plays games
    DsYkX Plays games 28 days ago

    Do adveture mode and allow only correct (pickaxes) to dig it

  • DsYkX Plays games
    DsYkX Plays games 28 days ago

    PLS do not use Monecraft demos

  • Kitarya Kysubae
    Kitarya Kysubae 29 days ago

    Science with MINECRAFT! I mean it's dumb, but you're probably smarter than I am. Certainly this is more your fortΓ© than mine. Eh. It's a functional model.

  • RobertTunaru
    RobertTunaru Month ago

    Just a bit silver chloride

  • lelanya burgess
    lelanya burgess Month ago

    You used minecraft

  • Nicholas Auwaerts
    Nicholas Auwaerts Month ago

    As a chemistry teacher i LOVED your Mincraft usage to explain the molecular lv!! Thx Cody i'll use that in the future!

  • XxLoneWolf21
    XxLoneWolf21 Month ago

    I lack the words to describe how much I like this video. Well done.

  • Pay Pal
    Pay Pal Month ago

    I thought minecraft got some weird update lmao

  • Truffle Pone
    Truffle Pone Month ago

    I saw this then made commands so the "aqua regia" would destroy gold but turn the "silver" into "Silver chloride" and the "nitric aid" would destroy the silver but not the gold (PS sorry for my nerdy-ness)

  • Dave B
    Dave B Month ago

    Brilliant explanation thx :)

  • DavidTheCatMedia
    DavidTheCatMedia Month ago

    Why can't you mix the two acids into a solution that will dissolve both?

  • your_diamond_source

    Since gold is precipitated why we dissolve to aqua regia again?

  • MrNurseInColorado
    MrNurseInColorado Month ago

    LOL.. interesting little camera trick to help explain...

  • ζ­£ι«”ε­—ε₯½!

    u fookin’ wot? u had just dissolved gold with nitric acid? and just somehow magically regenerated the gold back u wot?

  • atarzwell
    atarzwell Month ago

    Excellent use of minecraft for teaching. +1 for custom named picks.

  • Taryn Gehrking
    Taryn Gehrking Month ago

    I wonder if he just bought Minecraft for this demo haha

  • Daniel Paul Mowli
    Daniel Paul Mowli Month ago

    Wow I love this guy. Amazing video

  • white.rabbit.x
    white.rabbit.x Month ago


  • Reimu Hakurei
    Reimu Hakurei Month ago

    ultra minecra-scopic

  • Michael
    Michael Month ago

    It's obvious when you think about it but this demo made it so much easier to visualize. Well done and thanks for the neat trick!

  • Wildm0use
    Wildm0use Month ago

    OMG, there's a microscopic cow on the green paper!

  • Jeb Bush's Gynecologist

    >watches a video with minecraft in it
    >recommended video 'Living with Diagnosed Autism
    Top kek

  • A. Wilson
    A. Wilson Month ago

    Very well done sir. Very well done indeed.

  • Clint Jackson
    Clint Jackson Month ago

    What's the inquarting formulas?

  • JenkemJohannes69
    JenkemJohannes69 Month ago

    This video made it so easy to understand!

  • clareesuh c.
    clareesuh c. 2 months ago

    nice spin to your typical videos!

  • Andrei JUXTAPUS
    Andrei JUXTAPUS 2 months ago

    Finally! A practical use for minecraft has been found!

  • Peach
    Peach 2 months ago


  • FlourySumo198
    FlourySumo198 2 months ago

    * cough* *cough* iron *cough*

  • Benjamin Philipp
    Benjamin Philipp 2 months ago

    But what do you do about the micro cows and horses? :O

  • Bo Bramer
    Bo Bramer 2 months ago

    Suppose aqua regia did not exist in the vapor phase and was confined to the liquid phase at all temperatures and pressures. To dissolve only the gold could you then react the aqua regia with molten gold-silver combinations to dissolve only the gold? or would this process of inquarting still be necessary?

  • Valaha
    Valaha 2 months ago

    Cody explains stuffs with minecraft.

  • Ryan Larose
    Ryan Larose 2 months ago


  • Patryk Kotkowski
    Patryk Kotkowski 2 months ago

    I don't know

  • southaussiegarbo 2054
    southaussiegarbo 2054 2 months ago

    Use of minecraft.

  • θŒι“θ›‹MnFeN
    θŒι“θ›‹MnFeN 2 months ago +1

    Sorry to tell you that you made a mistake. Silver could be easily dissolved in aqua regia because it would form HAgClβ‚‚ instead of AgCl, just as gold forming HAuClβ‚„.

  • MrMegaPussyPlayer
    MrMegaPussyPlayer 2 months ago

    You know you could have turned structures off in minecraft ... also day night cycle (though it might be a function of optifine)

  • kyarri2
    kyarri2 2 months ago

    this was absolutely awesome

  • The Senate
    The Senate 2 months ago

    Really makes you think πŸ€”

  • T Minus
    T Minus 2 months ago +1

    Next up: Cody's Lab vs Etho's Lab

  • Garrett and Justin Triggered

    This was great! Think you might have some cow contamination though? need to clean your surface better me thinks.

  • Geoff Lotton
    Geoff Lotton 2 months ago

    Great. Easy to understand.

  • BenBen153
    BenBen153 2 months ago


  • vege
    vege 2 months ago

    Loving your videos, keep up the great work. Also, the minecraft visualisation was great! :)

  • Tom Kaidalov
    Tom Kaidalov 2 months ago

    Oh I get it

  • Flamex The Cat
    Flamex The Cat 2 months ago

    Damn, that Minecraft demonstration was pure gold!

  • needforsuv
    needforsuv 3 months ago

    BUT THE MINECRAFT blocks ain't 8 wide

  • Anthony Miller
    Anthony Miller 3 months ago

    this was a genius example. awesome :)

  • Javan Conrad
    Javan Conrad 3 months ago

    Cody: "lets zoom in a bit." *goes to minecraft*
    Me: *fucking dies of laughter*

  • PunakiviAddikti
    PunakiviAddikti 3 months ago

    Why not use some commands? I know it's just a fast demonstration, and a very good one, but commands would have made it much easier. You might have been able to use actual renamed potions. All you need are a scoreboard, some dummy objectives, a /fill clock and the /execute @p command.

  • Uraneum
    Uraneum 3 months ago

    Damn Cody where did you get a camera with 800000000x zoom?

  • Abdo Abdo
    Abdo Abdo 3 months ago

    In Wikipedia silver chloride can be dissolved by concentrated HCL. I have try it, but it didn't dissolve. Do you think Wikipedia is wrong, or something missing I haven't don?

  • Abdo Abdo
    Abdo Abdo 3 months ago

    In your good knowledge, is there a percentage of HCL to HNO3 that dissolve pure silver?

  • Tim Tom
    Tim Tom 3 months ago

    This guy is a god damn genius.
    using minecraft to describe how different atoms go in different solutions is just an awesome idea.
    good job!

  • Peter Reynolds
    Peter Reynolds 3 months ago

    very awesome demo

  • CSA Chevaux sans abri
    CSA Chevaux sans abri 3 months ago

    I love the way you use Minecraft for explanation.

  • Austin D
    Austin D 3 months ago

    Well put Cody! Love your channel and all its content from beginning to finish!

  • Kavukamari
    Kavukamari 3 months ago

    for the record, I THINK in adventure mode you can add NBT tags to the pickaxe that tell it what it's allowed to mine
    I might be remembering wrong though

  • Christian Uhlander
    Christian Uhlander 3 months ago

    you are a million bucks man!

  • goggle user
    goggle user 3 months ago

    i saw a cow in the bottom left corner

    ATOM COW??

  • shadfurman
    shadfurman 3 months ago

    I love it!

  • Tomas Gregertsson
    Tomas Gregertsson 3 months ago

    Huh, I never realized atoms looked like minecraft.
    You learn something new every day I guess ;)
    Really smart way to explain things in a way that more people can understand, even dumbasses like me :p

  • Anthony Martinez
    Anthony Martinez 3 months ago

    Brilliant and simple way to explain this. Kudos from a professional in the gold extraction industry!

  • Harrison Martinson
    Harrison Martinson 3 months ago

    Why didn't I get a notification for this?

  • Locut0s
    Locut0s 3 months ago

    Atomic cows

  • Noctis Horrorem
    Noctis Horrorem 3 months ago

    Nice use of minecraft! Made the concept a lot easier to understand than if you had just explained it verbally!

  • Troy H
    Troy H 3 months ago

    Amazing explanation.

  • Zach B
    Zach B 3 months ago

    did he just troll me with minecraft.... smooth

  • thedoctorzeus
    thedoctorzeus 3 months ago

    Hmmm, I understood a word or two but still don't get it...can anyone translate this from Minecraft to Total War?

  • Elweewut Roone
    Elweewut Roone 3 months ago

    Welcome to the microscopic world of Minecraft!

  • Tim Vivoda
    Tim Vivoda 3 months ago

    out standing video your videos are excellent .Tim from Australia. im glad you have gone into pretious metal recovery ill share this Australia wide .outstanding ...

  • heddon
    heddon 3 months ago

    fucking minecraft lmao