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By Isaac Asimov

Everybody knew that Ralph Neufeld used to be a cautious younger chemist, specially his professor, Lou Brade. that is why Ralph's unintended loss of life as a result of a confusion of chemical substances struck Brade as hugely not going. The police agreed.

Someone on campus had switched bottles on negative Ralph and the outcome used to be as lethal as were deliberate. the difficulty was once all of the correct suspects have been within the mistaken areas whilst it happened...all the incorrect suspects had the perfect motives...and the only individual so much certified to unravel the crime was once already being referred to as the killer!

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That's possible. " "If you were to try it, you would see. To the detective on the case, both chemicals seemed white and crystalline and that was enough for him. But that's not all there is and heaven knows I didn't encourage him to do more than look. The two substances aren't alike. They pack differently. The sodium acetate absorbs atmospheric moisture more than the cyanide does, so the crystals clump together more. " Doris sat on the couch across from him, a quiet, menacing figure in the dimness.

He was fully qualified to work without supervision and he did. D. candidates do. " "No, not really. " "No. Thursday's Simpson's big day for classes. He doesn't come in at all on Thursdays. " "How come he made the mistake then? " The plainclothesman's face was as round and as harmless as it had been a moment before, his expression was as artless, but Brade frowned. He said, "The absence of the vinegar smell might have been the point that proved fatal. When sodium cyanide is acidified, hydrogen cyanide is formed.

If you were to try it, you would see. To the detective on the case, both chemicals seemed white and crystalline and that was enough for him. But that's not all there is and heaven knows I didn't encourage him to do more than look. The two substances aren't alike. They pack differently. The sodium acetate absorbs atmospheric moisture more than the cyanide does, so the crystals clump together more. " Doris sat on the couch across from him, a quiet, menacing figure in the dimness. Her hands were a patch of white against the darkness of her dress.

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