Liquid diamond and other amazing facts

Is Liquid Diamond possible?

DO YOU KNOW   Diamond DOES HAVE a liquid state, only it’s hard to obtain – even with sufficient heat.
At normal pressures and in the presence of air, a mere 400 degrees Celsius will make it catch fire, and turn it into CO2*. Below that, it “skips” the liquid state and sublimates.

Diamond

Liquid state for diamond is reached at 3500 degrees Celsius, but it needs a low oxygen presence and great external pressure to keep from sublimating burning.

How Metal’s behave in space?  

In space; if unprotected pieces of metal touch each other, they stick together permanently.

This doesn’t happen on Earth, because the oxygen in our atmosphere forms an extremely thin film of oxidized metal on every exposed surface. The oxidization layer acts as a barrier that conveniently prevents chunks of metal from sticking to other chunks of metal.

Metal in space

In the vacuum of space, however, there is no oxidation layer. If the atoms of two metal objects come in contact with each other, then these two metals suddenly form one continuous metal object.

How Aspirin was discovered?

In 1887, Felix Hoffmann, joined fabric dye –industry to making new innovative dyes and products. While experimenting with a waste product of one of the dye components he rediscovered chemically synthesized a stable form of salicylic acid powder. The compound became the active ingredient in a pharmaceutical wonder product.

The name “aspirin” is composed of a- (from the acetyl group) -spir- (from the spiraea flower) and -in (a common ending for drugs at the time).

Today over 70 million pounds of aspirin are produced annually all over the world, making it the world’s most widely used drug.

Bayer Aspirin ad, NYT, February 19, 1917

Bayer Aspirin ad, NYT, February 19, 1917

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