Not because the reaction is difficult to perform, but because of the equipment one must build in order to make it workable.
High-quality stainless pots have aluminum-clad bottoms for better heat transfer-this is good.
Alexander Shulgin's wonderful book PIKHAL, uses glacial acetic acid instead of muriatic acid to create hydrogen by reacting with catalytic iron.
Assemble the Tee, flange, and condenser in the distillation mode and start the water flowing through the condenser.
This procedure is the most difficult described.
Add cold water to the bucket, then add crushed ice to keep the solution cool-much heat will be generated as the nitric oxide drips into the distilled water.
Once cool, add small portions of ammonium chloride solution and work it with the end of a stirbar deepthroat ringtone.
Spread the yellow powder evenly across the bottom of the casserole dish, replace the Pyrex cover, and place the dish into the jeweler's oven.
The catalyst will pre-reduce more quickly during warm weather, but the pre- reduction time varies more from batch-to-batch than with any other factor.