Originally Posted by YT2095
also the addition of Elemental Potassium (the metal itself) would preclude the need to Cook the chicken entirely :)
there would be a Lovely Lilac colored Flash, a sound to wake the dead, and although de-feathered and cut up, this Chicken would still Fly :)
Luvs: yeah Hypo-kallemia(sp) if quite dangerous, glad yer Ok now though :)
I'm glad someone remembers their chemistry lessons.
I remember watching reactive metals put together with water, air, or other substances. Pottasium, lithium, sodium, phosphorous, they all react quite violently if given half a chance. And oxygen, pure oxygen that is, don't let it come into contact with any petroleum substances. Most people just don't realize, or haven't been taught about the explosive properties of metals. Even aluminum, when made into a superfine dust, becomes highly explosive when exposed to air and the tiniest spar, as does iron. And then we could go into the eutechtic salts.
It's funny how wehn you combine some substances, such as sodium and chloride, the compound is enherently stable. Yet when you mix other substance that are harmless and vary stable by themselves, they become very unstable. Of course I thinking about such compounds as nitro-glycerine (even though nitric acid is reactive), and TNT.
I'ts all about covalent bonds if I remember by grade-school chemistry (40 years back so my memory may be flawed a bit here).
Here's and interesting tidbit. When oxygen is compressed into a solid state, it develops the characteristics of metal. I think that's incredible. That's almost as cools as buckyballs and carbon nano-tubes.
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