Become an Alchemist by Extracting Silver From Fun Snaps

By Carli Velocci on at

Are you an aspiring alchemist? Do you try to turn lead into gold? What about fun snaps into silver?

The poppers, or bang snaps or fun snaps or bangers as they are also called, contain trace amounts of silver fulminate, so Cody over at Cody’sLab on YouTube decided to try and extract it.

To do so, he bought around 5,000 fun snaps and ignited them. Then, by adding a little bit of distilled water and nitric acid to the gravel and ash residue, he was able to find some precious metals.

Granted, the amount he ended up with is minute compared to the amount of poppers he started off with, but this is a doable way to perform alchemy in your own back garden. (and also taking some safety precautions along the way). [Cody’sLab]