Coal Tar wtf?

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Coal Tar....wtf?

This experiment im going to be working on calls for some coal tar. I have no clue where to get some besides trying to seperate it out of shampoos and soaps. Any hints?

Or what i can use instead of Coal Tar.
 
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I'm pretty sure it's used for skin problems, so go see a chemist (if you're not British see a pharmacist ;) ).
 
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Bizarre. But if your claim that:

This experiment im going to be working on calls for some coal tar
Then don't you think you should stick to procuring some coal tar instead of searching for a substitute? =P I'm sure you could find it online, molecular compound sites? Coal tar for sale? Ebay?
Just my two cents, perhaps a molecular scientist would like to contradict me =)
 
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Isn't coal tar also called Naphtha? Look into that.
 
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Naphtha is a distillation product from coal tar.
 
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Coal tar is readily available from a Chemist, my sister used to cover herself in it. Good for eczema!
 

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