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June 03, 2004

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Derek Lowe

Yep, that'll do it, all right. You might have gotten away with that trick with sodium metal (although it would have been close), but potassium won't cut anyone any slack.

We used to use in in our stills in grad school, too. In industry, solvent stills are largely banned.

Chemist

Next time just snuff it :)

Jonadab the Unsightly One

The one good thing about sodium and potassium fires is that you can use carbon dioxide to put them out -- unlike, say, a magnesium fire.

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