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That Remarkable Kind of Action

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Publication 91624

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Ira Remsen’s memoir of his discovery of the properties of nitric acid has become an enduring symbol of the wonders of chemistry. Teachers love to retell the story as they recreate the demonstration that inspired the young Remsen “to learn more about that remarkable kind of action.” The setup in this demonstration is one that Ron Perkins showed at a Sacred Heart University workshop.