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fernande at internet1.net
Fri Jan 13 11:01:54 CST 2006
Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> I guess I don't understand. I thought mercury was mercury.
> Chemically, a metal behaves very differently when in a compound. Sodium
> metal has a tendency to react violently with water. A chunk will fizz
> violently. Ground sodium in cold water will explode, due to the higher
> surface area. However, if you compound it with chlorine, you get
> ordinary table salt, necessary for life.
> Peace... Sridhar
Ok, I get it. I was thinking of it as a pure substance, rather than in
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