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I think the solution is simply to focus on what the purpose of wiki is - namely to create an encylopedia according to certain editorial policies. If we concentrate on content, then other things get taken care of by default... I hope this helps... Tyrenius 12:34, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]


If your a lost boy, why don't you find yer Mom?.......Joking

There's more than one meaning to "Lost" (at least that's what Mom said)Lost Boy 04:42, 3 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Spelling - American or British English?[edit]

Just a heads up: I answered your question on English spellings that you placed on Talk:Chemical warfare. Cheers! – ClockworkSoul 17:03, 17 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]


No problem! Just doing my job.--Diniz (talk) 10:28, 11 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

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List of crossings of the Danube River[edit]

Hello! I noticed your German proficiency and was wondering if you might be willing to help out on the page: List of crossings of the Danube River. It needs some discussion on the talk page as well about kraftwerk. Thanks! --DerRichter (talk) 07:24, 28 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Please stop adding misinformation into articles. Phosphorus does not react violently with water and Phosphorus is not stored under petroleum, it is stored under water.Pyrotec (talk)}

12H20 +P4 ->4 PH3+ 12 OH-
does not happen? Man! WP is stored under petroleum. Kindly do some reading. Greetings, Lost Boy (talk) 10:37, 28 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Bullshit. You are thinking of Sodium. Phosphorus is stored under water.Pyrotec (talk) 10:41, 28 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
I suggest you read:
  • Parks, G. D. (1939). Mellor's Modern Inorganic Chemistry (6th edition ed.). London: Longmans, Green and Co. ((cite book)): |edition= has extra text (help); Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help); Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Podger, Hugh, (2002). Albright & Wilson: The Last 50 Years. Studley: Brewin Books. ISBN 1-85858-223-7.
  • Threlfall, R.E., (1951). 100 years of Phosphorus Making: 1851 - 1951. Oldbury: Albright and Wilson Ltd.
Pyrotec (talk) 10:50, 28 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Stop yelling. Rudeness does not replace knowledge. And, to complete the above reaction scheme, it should read
P4 + 3 OH- + 3 H2O -> PH3 + 3[H2PO2]- (Jander Blasius, Lehrbuch der analytischen und präparativen anorgansichen Chemie)
Sodium is stored under Petrol Ether, which is a name for several petroleum fractions with a lower boiling point. Typically, we took PE60/80 for this purpose
Again, no personal attacks, please! We can talk about this and try to enlighten each other [;-)], but there's just no room for verbal abuse on my talk page. Greetings, Lost Boy (talk) 10:55, 28 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Further reference that white phosphorus is stored underwater:

  • Cotton ,F. Albert and Wilkinson, Geoffrey, [1962](1972). Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: A comprehensive Text. New York, London, sidney, Toronto: Interscience Publishers. ISBN 0-471-17560-9. (3rd Ed), p.371.

Pyrotec (talk) 11:01, 28 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I checked my copy of "The COTTON", and is showed the same thing. However, we _did_ store WP under petroleum; the reason would be that the disproportion reaction shown above, though occurring at a very slow speed at RT, causes contamination of the p.a. pure WP with other P-compounds, especially (meta-)polyphosphates. For standard use this would indeed not be a great problem, if you need very exact quantities of WP, however, such impurities could cause problems.

As I said, we could discuss everything in good faith. I think, this is it, don't you?

Greetings,Lost Boy (talk) 11:19, 28 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Your quoted reaction is that phosphorus in alkaline aqueous solution reacts to produce phosphine and a hypophosphorous ion. Well it might happen very slowly in water at a normal pH; and it is a potential mechanism in the breakdown of white phosphorus weapons, or red phosphorus, in long term storage. White phosphorus does not dissolve or react with water even when there are thousands of tons of phosphorus. Albright and Wilson, for example transported molten white phosphorus under water from Newfoundland, by ship, to England - in bulk tankers; and it was also transported by rail tanker under water. Phosphine is usually generated from calcium phosphide and water, which is generally is impure, and produced spontaneously flammable gases; pure phosphine is (was) produced from e.g. magnesium phosphide, zinc phosphide, or magnesium-aluminium phosphide (and water). Sorry, but I did consider your statement, and its addition to several articles, that white phosphorus is stored under petroleum was highly irresponsible - it is almost napalm. If for any reason a piece of white phosphorus becomes dry and ignition starts then potentially all the phosphorus and the all petroleum will go up like napalm.Pyrotec (talk) 11:38, 28 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Could anyone please point me to a help-page for archiving? THx, Lost Boy (talk) 08:27, 27 January 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Sure can! WP:ARCHIVE. Best regards. --Chasingsol(talk) 08:29, 27 January 2009 (UTC)[reply]
thx again, Lost Boy (talk) 08:30, 27 January 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Thanks for pointing out the dead link in "nerve agent". I added a functional link and reverted. Thankyou and greetings.--Orionpilot (talk) 11:21, 12 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

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