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

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

  1. Wow.

    That's really something. Would have been fun to watch though.
     
  2. Note the super patriotic music that plays while they dump toxic chemicals into the lake. Ah, simpler times...
     
  3. We use to do above ground nuclear testing back then too, before we figured out it might be detrimental to our health. :eek:
     
  4. Why worry about the small things. Walking across the street is also detrimental to your health. Some idiot could run you down.

    Jim
     
  5. Or some old guy....
     
  6. Especially some OLD FART in a subaru:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. ok who doesn't want to dump a bin of sodium into a lake? I mean blowing stuff up is cool... :p
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. 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!
     

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