Chemists on Titanic


Jay Roches

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I'm a chemist, and I just found this interesting article about a Montreal chemist who died in the disaster:

RSC press release: RSC honours Titanic chemist who gave up his life for female passenger

This article inquires a little bit into Titanic-related chemistry by asking a simple question: Why does ice float, anyway? If it didn't, there'd be no icebergs and no Titanic sinking, but for that matter there probably wouldn't be people around to build ships in the first place:

100 years on: How is chemistry linked to the Titanic tragedy? - MyRSC
 

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