Friday 20 July 2012

Berzelius Inhales Hydrogen Selenide Gas 1819

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Having discovered the element selenium in 1817, Jöns Jacob Berzelius proceded to investigate its compounds. Hydrogen selenide gas is lethal at concentrations as low as two parts per million - this brilliant Swedish chemist came very close to a nasty end.

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