Re: Cyanide and almonds
Dan Cardish (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 02 Feb 1998 21:59:18 -0500
At 06:46 PM 02-02-98 -0800, you wrote:
>>Picric acid is stable as long as ther is moisture present, it is when ir
>>dries that it becomes a contact explosive,.
>I would just add that the lid is the thing to watch- if some picric acid has
>dried around the top of the container, unscrewing the lid, or removing the
>stopper could grind the stuff and set it off. We biologists always keep
>picric acid under water, as a saturated solution. George
What is picric acid used for?