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    Is there a way to repeat Lavioiser's oxygen experiments safely in a lab (i.e. without using Hg)
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    Why couldn't you use mercury?
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    Why couldn't you use mercury?
    It's toxic, so my college won't let me :/
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    It's toxic, so my college won't let me :/
    Why do you need to do the experiments?
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    Why do you need to do the experiments?

    For a project thing
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    Is there a way to repeat Lavioiser's oxygen experiments safely in a lab (i.e. without using Hg)
    So, do I have this right that you want to use that experiment in a project to confute this theory in Lavioiser's way?

    What about his experiment where he has used iron nails and water vapour? that is not a toxic one.
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    So, do I have this right that you want to use that experiment in a project to confute this theory in Lavioiser's way?

    What about his experiment where he has used iron nails and water vapour? that is not a toxic one.
    I was hoping to do more of an oxygen based project, but I could change it I guess. Thank you!
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    I was hoping to do more of an oxygen based project, but I could change it I guess. Thank you!
    You are welcome. What you need is still a preparation to heat your experiment up to red heat (to cause an oxidation of the nails with water vapour). It seems that you know how to reason and proceed. Fine.
 
 
 
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