Does sulfur hexafluoride make your voice deeper?
Sulfur Hexafluoride is an inert gas that is known to be six times heavier than the air we breathe. While Helium being lighter makes our voice higher, SF6 makes our voice deeper. The sound travels slower in denser gases which is why our voice will come out deeper and rather slow.
Can you breathe sulfur hexafluoride?
* Breathing Sulfur Hexafluoride can irritate the nose and throat. * Breathing Sulfur Hexafluoride may irritate the lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of breath. Higher exposures can cause a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency, with severe shortness of breath.
What gas makes your voice go deep?
This is the inert gas that is six times heavier than the air we breath. If you breath in helium (six times lighter than the air we breath), the pitch of your voice goes up. However, if you breath sulfur hexafluoride (six time heavier than normal air), your voice sounds low.
How do you make Sulphur hexafluoride?
Preparation: Sulfur hexafluoride is synthesized by expositing elemental sulfur (crystal solid S8) and elemental fluorine (gas F2) at 300 ºC. After the reaction finishes, the SF6 is purified by heating or alkali washing to remove other SxFy gases.
Where can you get SF6?
Where can you buy Sulfur Hexafluoride? SF6 is an industrial gas so it must be purchased from a medical, welding or industrial gas provider. We purchase ours at NORCO which is a welding and medical supplier in the United States. We would recommend calling local gas providers and seeing if they can order it for you.
Can you make sulfur hexafluoride at home?
The preparation of sulfur hexafluoride from elemental sulfur and elemental fluorine is not suitable for amateurs or beginners; it is definitely not a home experiment. Fluorine is corrosive and very toxic.
Is SF6 gas harmful?
SF6 is nontoxic and poses no direct risks to people or animals. It fact, this gas is used in medical diagnostics. However, due to its heavier weight, escaped SF6 can settle in low-lying areas and displace the oxygen there.
Where is sulfur hexafluoride found?
There are no natural sources of sulfur hexafluoride; it originates entirely from human activities. It has a very long atmospheric lifetime.
Where do you find sulfur hexafluoride?