It has also been shown that gold volatilizes when a gold-amalgam is distilled.
Lumps of the solid amalgam, about 2 in.
Von Kienmayer's amalgam, consisting of one part of zinc, one of tin and two of mercury.
News, 23, p. 206) by reducing a solution of potassium nitrite with sodium amalgam, and subsequent precipitation as silver salt.
The cyanhydrin is hydrolysable to an acid, the lactone of which may be reduced by sodium amalgam to a glucoheptose, a non-fermentable sugar containing seven carbon atoms. By repeating the process a non-fermentable gluco-octose and a fermentable glucononose may be prepared.