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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:37 am    Post subject: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

Liquid nitrogen added into a swimming pool. Visually proving beyond a
doubt that chemistry is the coolest science ever.
http://www.jumpingpixels.com/chemistry.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:27 am    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

"Hans" <fufko@sbcglobal.net

| Liquid nitrogen added into a swimming pool. Visually proving beyond a
| doubt that chemistry is the coolest science ever.
| http://www.jumpingpixels.com/chemistry.html
|



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To paraphrase Pierre Bosquet - Magnificent! - but is isn't chemistry.

And ..... whomever jumped in the pool was but a step away from a Darwin Award.




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

Dear donald haarmann:

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"Hans" <fufko@sbcglobal.net

| Liquid nitrogen added into a swimming pool. Visually
| proving beyond a doubt that chemistry is the coolest
| science ever.
| http://www.jumpingpixels.com/chemistry.html


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To paraphrase Pierre Bosquet - Magnificent! - but is
isn't chemistry.

And ..... whomever jumped in the pool was but a step
away from a Darwin Award.

Been a little closer to an award if it had been "dry ice", since
the CO2 would have stayed near the surface...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:53 am    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

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"Hans" <fufko@sbcglobal.net

| Liquid nitrogen added into a swimming pool. Visually
| proving beyond a doubt that chemistry is the coolest
| science ever.
| http://www.jumpingpixels.com/chemistry.html


-----------
To paraphrase Pierre Bosquet - Magnificent! - but is
isn't chemistry.

And ..... whomever jumped in the pool was but a step
away from a Darwin Award.

Been a little closer to an award if it had been "dry ice", since the CO2
would have stayed near the surface...

David A. Smith

If the N2 had spilled backwards for some reason (tripping), then the guy

holding it would have been eligible for the Darwin Awards also. He would
also bring a new meaning to "stiffie".

Michael
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

On 6/17/06 7:37 PM, in article
1150598253.266417.117830@i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com, "Hans"
<fufko@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Quote:
Liquid nitrogen added into a swimming pool. Visually proving beyond a
doubt that chemistry is the coolest science ever.
http://www.jumpingpixels.com/chemistry.html

It was of some interest but what chemistry is demonstrated? Name one

chemical reaction that was illuminated?

Bill
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

"Salmon Egg" <salmonegg@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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On 6/17/06 7:37 PM, in article
1150598253.266417.117830@i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com, "Hans"
fufko@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Liquid nitrogen added into a swimming pool. Visually proving beyond a
doubt that chemistry is the coolest science ever.
http://www.jumpingpixels.com/chemistry.html

It was of some interest but what chemistry is demonstrated? Name one
chemical reaction that was illuminated?

Bill
-- Ferme le Bush



Lighten up a tad, and think like a high school student for a bit. It was
fun, interesting, and given half a chance I'd do the almost the same thing.
It kept everyone amused, and got a few of them thinking a little bit. I
have an issue with how it was transported, but that's just the safety side
of me speaking.

It was a physical reaction only, and technically speaking, it really didn't
add all that much to the world of science. Fluid dynamicists amoung us
might be interested in the flow pattens of the "fog" (probably more like a
smoke actually), relate it to cloud formation and energy transport in the
atmosphere, and some thermo type might be interested in the rate of liquid
to liquid heat transfer, and what that kid felt when he put his feet down.
Disaster planners might seriously consider using something like this to
explain the effects of an lng spill on a bay (yes, I know the differences).
It also looks like a pretty good way to generate an indicator of minute air
flows.

The rest of the world got to see something which they don't often see, got
their oohs and ahhs in, and realized that science can be really cool. I'd
guess it made a pretty good cap for the evening.

Come to think of it. I'm in this field because I think it's really cool.
On a scale of 1 to 10. I think that would be a fun party thing to do, with
the right precautions. I'll bet if I did it for some junior high and high
school students that we'd get more folks interested in science and the world
around.

Anyone got a little LN2 around and a pool. I'll bet it gets the party
rolling quite nicely.

Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:13 am    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

"Salmon Egg" <salmonegg@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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On 6/17/06 7:37 PM, in article
1150598253.266417.117830@i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com, "Hans"
fufko@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Liquid nitrogen added into a swimming pool. Visually proving beyond a
doubt that chemistry is the coolest science ever.
http://www.jumpingpixels.com/chemistry.html

It was of some interest but what chemistry is demonstrated? Name one
chemical reaction that was illuminated?


N2 (l) --> N2 (g)

H2O (l) --> H2O (s) (briefly) --> H2O (s)

As a synthetic chemist, I find these particular reactions intensely boring,
but the fact is that there are chemists that are very interested in such
changes of state.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

On 6/19/06 8:13 PM, in article
rJJlg.150813$F_3.27390@newssvr29.news.prodigy.net, "lucasea@sbcglobal.net"
<lucasea@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Quote:
N2 (l) --> N2 (g)

H2O (l) --> H2O (s) (briefly) --> H2O (s)

As a synthetic chemist, I find these particular reactions intensely boring,
but the fact is that there are chemists that are very interested in such
changes of state.

These are what I would call physical interactions. Except for van der Waals
forces, there is little interest for chemical purists. If you want to say
the chemistry is a branch of low energy physics, I would not quarrel with
that. But I once was chastised here for that outlook. The physical
principles demonstrated in the swimming pool are even lower energy physics
than even conventional chemistry but not as low energy as that of
superconductivity.

Bill
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

Hans wrote:
Quote:
Liquid nitrogen added into a swimming pool. Visually proving beyond a
doubt that chemistry is the coolest science ever.
http://www.jumpingpixels.com/chemistry.html


Here's neat video...... No big science principles, but a lot of fun

http://eepybird.com/dcm1.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

"Salmon Egg" <salmonegg@sbcglobal.net|
| These are what I would call physical interactions. Except for van der Waals
| forces, there is little interest for chemical purists. If you want to say
| the chemistry is a branch of low energy physics, I would not quarrel with
| that. But I once was chastised here for that outlook. The physical
| principles demonstrated in the swimming pool are even lower energy physics
| than even conventional chemistry but not as low energy as that of
| superconductivity.
|
| Bill
| -- Ferme le Bush


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This is 'bout chemical as boiling water!

When I discharge a CO2 fire extinguisher am I doing chemistry?! Can I now join the
union? ACS?



donald j haarmann
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:45 am    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

"Salmon Egg" <salmonegg@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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On 6/19/06 8:13 PM, in article
rJJlg.150813$F_3.27390@newssvr29.news.prodigy.net, "lucasea@sbcglobal.net"
lucasea@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

N2 (l) --> N2 (g)

H2O (l) --> H2O (s) (briefly) --> H2O (s)

As a synthetic chemist, I find these particular reactions intensely
boring,
but the fact is that there are chemists that are very interested in such
changes of state.

These are what I would call physical interactions. Except for van der
Waals
forces, there is little interest for chemical purists.

Are you saying physical chemists are not chemists?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:51 am    Post subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen in a Swimming Pool - - - Experiment (2006) Reply with quote

"donald haarmann" <donald-haarmann@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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Quote:
"Salmon Egg" <salmonegg@sbcglobal.net|
| These are what I would call physical interactions. Except for van der
Waals
| forces, there is little interest for chemical purists. If you want to
say
| the chemistry is a branch of low energy physics, I would not quarrel
with
| that. But I once was chastised here for that outlook. The physical
| principles demonstrated in the swimming pool are even lower energy
physics
| than even conventional chemistry but not as low energy as that of
| superconductivity.
|
| Bill
| -- Ferme le Bush


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This is 'bout chemical as boiling water!

When I discharge a CO2 fire extinguisher am I doing chemistry?! Can I now
join the
union? ACS?

No more so than someone who lights their gas stove. However, nobody would
deny that chemistry is occuring there.

My point is that, phase changes are chemistry, intensely interesting to
certain chemists. Just because no bonds are broken or formed (and that is
highly arguable in freezing and boiling of water--H-bonds!) doesn't mean
that it is not chemistry. And just because the boiling of liquid nitrogen
is a very simple and well-understood phase change doesn't make it any
different than other phase changes that are at the cutting edge of chemistry
research. After all, the burning of methane is a very simple and
well-understood example of a reaction that I'm sure you would have no
trouble calling "chemistry" despite its elementary nature.

Eric Lucas
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