Aqua regia/Nobel prize

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Date: 10/28/05-08:41:41 PM Z
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According to the Nobel prize people, new medals were struck as it would be
too much trouble to recover the gold from the aqua regia. De Hevesy said that
while the invasion (of Denmark) was taking place, he was busy dissolving the
medals because it gold is so non-reactive that it took a long time.
He was wearing a Wallace and Gromit T-Shirt and working at his kitchen sink
without gloves.
Received on Fri Oct 28 20:42:00 2005

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