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Mercury Bubbles

Naturevolume 79page8 (1908) | Download Citation

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I SHOULD be glad to learn through the medium of your columns if any previous attempt has been made to produce mercury bubbles, and, if the attempt was successful, where was the result described? A few days ago, while in the act of purifying mercury by the common method of treatment with acid, and afterwards washing with a powerful stream of water, I was surprised to notice quite frequently several beautiful silvery spheres circulating on the surface of the wash-water. As to dimensions, many of these spheres were at least 22 mm. in diameter, and I estimated the thickness of the metallic film in one case to be 0.017 mm.

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    • J. G. ERNEST WRIGHT

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