Antz: The chemistry mumbo jumbo was so badly wrong it was painful to read. Calcium carbide magically transmutes into phosphorus and arsenic when it decomposes? Color me impressed.
kbronsito: Thanks Obama.
AltheaToldMe: I loves me some Calcium Carbide! BOOM![i204.photobucket.com image 640x480]
vudukungfu: Nice design.I use mine in lamps.I have had a few miner's lamps since the 70s, and use then caving.
Fritriac: Antz: The chemistry mumbo jumbo was so badly wrong it was painful to read. Calcium carbide magically transmutes into phosphorus and arsenic when it decomposes? Color me impressed.Technically produced CaC2always contains traces of Cacium phosphide, and when there is Phosphorus, there are always traces of Arsenic. Google for the first fact, try to read -and understand- the periodic table of elements for the second one.
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