Dangerous Lecture Experiments


THE explosion referred to by Mr. Power in NATURE of February 3 (p. 399) was probably due to the presence of a trace of moisture in the reacting substances. I had a similar alarming experience some years ago, using precipitated silica without specially drying it.

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MARLE, E. Dangerous Lecture Experiments. Nature 82, 428 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/082428b0

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