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Re: Is Vonnegut's ice-nine from Cat's Cradle a possible threat to the world?

Date: Fri Jun 22 23:25:35 2001
Posted By: Uncle Al Schwartz, Organic synthetic chemist
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 992205114.Ch

Vonnegut's Ice-9 is a cute plot twist with no connection to observation.  
We've looked!  No matter what anomalous form of solid water at whatever 
pressure and temperature we've made, it always melts to ordinary water at 
ambient pressure above 0 degrees C.

Uncle Al!

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