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shts and giggles.

take glass of wine

Wine has sulfur dioxide as a preservative.

this clef du vin has copper and some funny stuff in it.

maybe it has potassium permanaganate, i mean the stuff is purple.

so MnO4 + H -> Mn2 + H2O
SO2 + H20 -> SO4 + H -> H2SO4 + Mn

so you have sulfuric acid with Manganese

Now Sulfuric acid with the presence of ethanol (granted you have to heat it, but whatever shts and giggles) will give the following reaction
3HC-CH2-OH + H2SO4 => (C2H5)2O.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diethyl_ether

which would make one happy =)

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Potassium permanganate? Don't mix it with glycerin. It'll melt Pyrex.


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The 1883 and later pennies are pure copper over an 99.2% Zn/.08% Cu core.

Prior to that back to the civil war (other than for a few years in WWII), they have been 95% copper with 5% of Zinc and/or Tin (varies from year to year).
 
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