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The Flame of Common Salt

Nature volume 13, pages 448449 | Download Citation

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HAVING been much interested in the progress of the investigations concerning the blue flame of common salt when thrown into a coal fire, I made the following experiments, by which I came to the conclusion that the origin of the blue flame is due to the presence of copper, which occurs in nearly every coal as an ingredient of the pyrites.

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    • T. N. MÜLLER

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