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[YAK] A Poem


#1

I found this gem buried in an obscure document I saved:

Alas for poor dear hubby, 
His face has paraplegia. 
For what he thought was Aqua Velva, 
Was really aqua regia. 

(Aqua regia is a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric
acids and much more potent than either acid alone.)

:slight_smile:

Dave


#2

Ok Dave…

Ya got me going…this one’s from High School Chem class……

My uncle was a Chemist,
But now he is no more…
For what he thought was H2O
Was H2SO4…

Sulphuric acid…which is nasty in its own right…

Gary W. Bourbonais


#3

Thanks, Dave. That’s by far the best laugh I’ve had so far in 2003!

Aqua Regia (royal water) is very dangerous stuff but can be
(carefully!) used to purify gold and to identify high-karat gold.

Rick Martin