Sodium and water

As schoolboys, many years ago, we found putting a pellet of sodium into water one of the more entertaining moments in the study of chemistry. Theoretically, you could pinch a larger lump from the lab and, after school, put it in a coca cola and retire a safe distance to watch it explode. Purely theoretically of course...

In 1947, these guys had the chance to do the experiment on a larger scale:

Popular posts from this blog

Farewell to Margate

The new Manichees and the conjugal act

Our care and responsibility for Mary

Rose vestments and the special fruits of the Mass

Introducing traditional elements into the celebration of the modern rite