What do Lake Lenore and Chemistry Class have in Common???

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Nick Riggs, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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  2. Josh dead in the water

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    Wow.

    That's really something. Would have been fun to watch though.
  3. Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    Note the super patriotic music that plays while they dump toxic chemicals into the lake. Ah, simpler times...
  4. Islander Steve

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    We use to do above ground nuclear testing back then too, before we figured out it might be detrimental to our health. :eek:
  5. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Why worry about the small things. Walking across the street is also detrimental to your health. Some idiot could run you down.

    Jim
  6. Scott Keith Member

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    Or some old guy....
  7. Islander Steve

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    Especially some OLD FART in a subaru:rofl::rofl::rofl:
  8. alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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  9. tythetier Fish Slayer

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    NOW...I AINT NO CHEMIST....BUT WOULDNT THAT CAUSE A HELL OF A LOT OF PROBLEMS TO THE WATER???? I WOULD NOT WANT TO FLOAT TUBE THAT ANYTIME SOON.
  10. alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    The reaction of sodium and water produces sodium hydroxide (lye) and hydrogen gas (thus the flames). Considering the volume of water in the lake and the fact that this happened 60 years ago, I don't think you need to be too worried.
  11. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    ok who doesn't want to dump a bin of sodium into a lake? I mean blowing stuff up is cool... :p
  12. sharpshooter223 Member

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    hydrogen in the air will steal the hydroxide from sodium creating water and the sodium can go off to form a salt. thats why hydroxide pellets turn really wet when just left out a few minutes. over 60 years im sure the hydroxide levels have evened out to what they normally are.
  13. Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    It's great to have a chemical engineer like SS to clear this up for us.

    Wasn't there another SS a couple years ago? (quick search) Oh, yeah, Sharp Steelie!