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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  • Isaiah James
    Isaiah James 6 hours ago

    okay, this is epic

  • Dylan Anderson
    Dylan Anderson 2 days 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 days 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 days ago

    Wow what cad software is that?

  • Crazy Nerd Inventor
    Crazy Nerd Inventor 5 days ago

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

  • Pizza Sub
    Pizza Sub 5 days ago

    5:28 mistakes were made

  • jamesbowden85
    jamesbowden85 7 days ago

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

  • Nate Mucher
    Nate Mucher 9 days ago

    interesting that there's a village on his sticky note

  • Useless account
    Useless account 12 days ago

    i like to build brown bricks in minecrap

  • dank science boi
    dank science boi 12 days ago

    Cody: (uses Minecraft to explain chemistry)
    Intelligence 100

  • Martynaxyz
    Martynaxyz 13 days ago

    4:08 T H I C C

  • Shane Sanchez
    Shane Sanchez 15 days ago

    Minecraft Education Edition Part 2

  • Rodrigo Escudero
    Rodrigo Escudero 15 days ago +1

    Have you ever considered become a teacher? Awesome explination!

  • seneca983
    seneca983 17 days ago

    Ah so gold and silver have a simple cubic lattice.

  • royalgaming
    royalgaming 17 days ago

    ...Ummmm NO

  • Lucky Luis
    Lucky Luis 18 days ago +1


  • Matthew e
    Matthew e 19 days ago

    ultramicroscopic level seems more like Minecraft to me

  • João Dias
    João Dias 19 days ago

    That's a nanometer cow

  • FireLizard197
    FireLizard197 19 days ago

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

  • zaccheaus Burgs
    zaccheaus Burgs 20 days ago


  • Tea Bagson
    Tea Bagson 21 day ago

    Aqua *RIGGGAA*

  • toothlessblue
    toothlessblue 21 day ago

    1:52 And here's a cow atom

  • toothlessblue
    toothlessblue 21 day ago

    Missed opportunity for ultra-minecraft-scopic level.

  • Federico Olivares
    Federico Olivares 25 days ago

    Where did you buy that electron microscope??

  • Davidwaytwo Long
    Davidwaytwo Long 26 days ago

    thanks awesome

  • Sebastjans Slavitis
    Sebastjans Slavitis 27 days ago


  • swagalina
    swagalina 27 days ago

    hahaha the minecraft video was amazing

  • Ash Anderson
    Ash Anderson Month ago

    This was awesome

  • Meister Master
    Meister Master Month ago

    I don't know how to react to this.

  • kubakakauko
    kubakakauko Month ago

    This minecraft presentation actually help me to understand how it works

  • ChaosMinecraft
    ChaosMinecraft Month ago

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

  • FlyingJukebox
    FlyingJukebox Month ago

    This is how I got interested in science

  • Hagger Wood Working

    Gaming with Cody

  • GEN. Newbies
    GEN. Newbies Month ago

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

    • GEN. Newbies
      GEN. Newbies 6 days ago


    • Muzik Bike
      Muzik Bike 7 days 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 Month ago

    Very clever

  • Billy Mellinger
    Billy Mellinger Month ago

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

  • Paul Howard
    Paul Howard Month ago

    Cool example man. Thank you for sharing

  • Greenspy008
    Greenspy008 Month ago

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

  • martin park
    martin park Month ago

    what happens to the silver/copper can this be retrieved as well?

  • Rafal Scrapper
    Rafal Scrapper 2 months ago +1

    nice explanation

  • Mrsupersonic8
    Mrsupersonic8 2 months ago

    1:56 Wait, cows can exist at the atomic level? O_o

  • am i patrick?
    am i patrick? 2 months ago

    I didn't know there where atomic sized cows thanks cody.

  • ShadowKick32
    ShadowKick32 2 months ago

    I was not expeting minecraft in there ! But it's a great way to explain !

  • Pinball Wizard Girl
    Pinball Wizard Girl 3 months ago

    Excellent explanation! You truly are a teacher! Thank you for your time and effort putting this video together.

  • Shadow X
    Shadow X 3 months ago

    What a clever, effective way to explain the process. 👍

  • *Insert stupid serial number here.*

    "But eventually we are gonna run into gold. Anywhere we go, is gold."
    Things every miner wants to say.

  • 刁远崎
    刁远崎 3 months ago

    The evidence of you can do anything by minecraft.

  • Jc Cj
    Jc Cj 3 months ago

    Great way to explain how inquarting
    Great job

  • MrSonny6155
    MrSonny6155 3 months ago

    Cody does Chemistry Let's Play when?

  • Boom At HEB
    Boom At HEB 4 months ago

    Si what where you standing on it can't be dirt course that isn't an element

  • jevansturner
    jevansturner 4 months ago

    Do you think a process like this can texturize a metal mold for plastic injection molding? Is that how they do it?

  • Skain
    Skain 4 months ago

    I'm in love

  • Josef Loberg
    Josef Loberg 4 months ago

    This is the most intuitive chemistry lesson I have ever seen. You're awesome.

  • Op Vigil
    Op Vigil 4 months ago

    This helped me understand.

  • YuGiOhDuelChannel
    YuGiOhDuelChannel 4 months ago

    So basically there is no single acid that will dissolve BOTH gold and silver easily?

  • Daniel Murray
    Daniel Murray 4 months ago

    Very well done, your contribution as well as a few other channels changed my life and brought new meaning to my existence through chemistry and electricity. Thank you

  • Snitsky's Fault
    Snitsky's Fault 4 months ago

    Amazing Minecraft demo😎😎

  • Cannagorilla Canna
    Cannagorilla Canna 4 months ago

    Great demonstration with the mine craft

  • Isaac Benavidez
    Isaac Benavidez 4 months ago

    Why cant you just mix acid

  • Skyler  Davidson
    Skyler Davidson 4 months ago

    WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS!!! Now my recommendations are nothing but minecraft... why just why

  • Nathaniel Cole Alexander

    The Minecraft demonstration is so cute. I love it.

  • RattyCZ
    RattyCZ 4 months ago

    really funny :v

  • AholicRealm
    AholicRealm 5 months ago +1

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

  • Dennis The Menace
    Dennis The Menace 5 months ago

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

  • Mumble
    Mumble 5 months ago

    can we get more minecraft demos haha

  • noah neides
    noah neides 5 months ago

    that Minecraft demonstration was very clever

  • So_Bouncy
    So_Bouncy 5 months ago

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

  • JJRubes
    JJRubes 5 months ago

    Atomic-size horses

  • Famedmean 17039
    Famedmean 17039 5 months ago

    Min raft it’s Fortnite now like if agree

  • Ethan Bivens
    Ethan Bivens 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • aspwil
    aspwil 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Mr.Sobel
    Mr.Sobel 5 months 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 5 months ago


  • Jonathan Scott
    Jonathan Scott 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • klazzera
    klazzera 5 months ago

    the minecraft part was so dank!

  • realvanman1
    realvanman1 5 months ago

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

  • FoolWise
    FoolWise 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Fucking Minecraft

  • Pseudo Nym
    Pseudo Nym 5 months ago

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

  • Pseudo Nym
    Pseudo Nym 5 months ago

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

  • flagpoleeip
    flagpoleeip 5 months ago

    Best demo of inquarting I've ever seen!

  • Skystrike70
    Skystrike70 5 months ago

    I'm dying, the minecraft was too much xD

  • DsYkX Plays games
    DsYkX Plays games 5 months ago

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

  • DsYkX Plays games
    DsYkX Plays games 5 months ago

    PLS do not use Monecraft demos

  • Kitarya Kysubae
    Kitarya Kysubae 5 months ago

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

  • Robert99
    Robert99 5 months ago

    Just a bit silver chloride

  • lelanya burgess
    lelanya burgess 6 months ago

    You used minecraft

  • Nicholas Auwaerts
    Nicholas Auwaerts 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • Pay Pal
    Pay Pal 6 months ago

    I thought minecraft got some weird update lmao

  • - Xvinox -
    - Xvinox - 6 months 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 6 months ago

    Brilliant explanation thx :)

  • DavidTheCatMedia
    DavidTheCatMedia 6 months ago

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

  • your_diamond_source
    your_diamond_source 6 months ago

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

  • MrNurseInColorado
    MrNurseInColorado 6 months ago

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