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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 young Remsen “to learn more about that remarkable kind of action.”


  • Oxidation & Reduction
  • Scientific Method
  • Observations