Re: Aqua regia/Nobel prize

From: Jeff Sumner ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/28/05-10:14:00 PM Z
Message-id: <BF886F48.9A53%jdos2@mindspring.com>

Wallace would certainly had invented a machine to help the process along...

Seriously, how much Aqua Regia would it have taken to absorb a full Nobel
Prize? Lots? Iım guessing ³sizeable quantities.² Doesnıt Aqua Regia slowly
break down, anyway, reducing itıs solvent power?

JD

Em 10/28/05 10:41 PM, "RHobbs3@aol.com" <RHobbs3@aol.com> escrivou:

> 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 22:14:16 2005

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