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The Boy Chemist

The Boy Chemist

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The Boy Chemist
The Boy Chemist

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Published by: AFLAC ............ on Jan 29, 2012
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so that the tip of the wick is about Yz inch below the surface
of the gas. The flame, strange as it may seem, will keep on
burning above the surface of the gas although it is entirely
cut off from the wick.

OXYGEN, NITROGEN, AND CARBON DIOXIDE 55

How the Experiment Works. This strange effect, which
is shown in Fig. 59, is due to the fact that the heat
of the wick lasts long enough to vaporize the paraffin of
which the candle is made for a few moments after it is sub-
merged in the gas, the hot vapor from it ascends through
the latter, where it is supplied with oxygen (0) from the air.
The Levitation of a Soap Bubble. Here is an experiment
that would do credit to and gain renown for a Hindu magi-
cian. Set a large meat-platter or a tray on the table and

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