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Re: State of the Union Address



On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Rabid Wombat wrote:

> > > [1] Grab a totally random sample of 100 high school students. Haul the
> > >     students out one at a time and ask them the following questions:
> > [snip]
> > > 11) Michelle mixes one gram of HCl and one half gram of NaOH. Under normal
> > >     circumstances, what is produced and in what quantities?
> > > 
> > 
> > The correct answer is an explosion and a big mess.  One student in my high
> > school chemistry class learned this the hard way.  :)
> > 
> Um, salt water explodes?

>From my high-school chemistry, neutralization makes slatwater and a lot of
heat....  (Or that's what the teacher claimed)... Without a way to dump
the pressure generated this way, yes you could have an explosion...


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