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The Best Chemistry Books | Michelle Francl & Caspar Henderson | Five Books | 05 November 2018
Interview. Computational chemist Michelle Francl talks about her work on the structure of molecules, and recommends recent books about water, Marie Curie, spoons, poison, and asparagus. "If you make a spoon from pure gallium, it looks and feels much like a stainless steel spoon, but if you use it to stir your tea, it will seem to vanish before your eyes. It is literally melting. Gallium’s melting point is only 86°F (30°C) and if you pour out the tea you’ll find a pool of silvery liquid gallium at the bottom"
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