Re: OT; Wikipedia & Aqua Regia

From: [email protected]
Date: 10/29/05-12:53:15 AM Z
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I had a relative that did the same thing with his gold fillings during the
Civil War.... I think he is listed somewhere as a casualty...

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In a message dated 10/28/05 3:28:12 PM, jseigel@panix.com writes:

> > When Germany invaded Denmark in World War II, the Hungarian chemist
> > George de Hevesy dissolved the gold Nobel Prizes of Max von Laue and
> > James Franck into aqua regia to prevent the Nazis from stealing them. He
> > placed the resulting solution on a shelf in his laboratory at the Niels
> > Bohr Institute. After the war, he returned to find the solution
> > undisturbed and precipitated the gold out of the acid. The Nobel Society
> > then recast the Nobel Prizes using the original gold."
>
>
> What a nice tale.  Thanks, Cor.
>
> Judy
>
Received on Sat Oct 29 00:53:34 2005

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