Better Living Through Chemistry

On a chemistry test at Midpark High School in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, one
question concerned how to clean the floor after a chemical-powder spill. 

In detail, I described the liquid I would combine with the powder in order 
to dissolve it with chemical bonding and electron transfer. I was pleased 
with my grasp of molecular structure until the exams were handed back. 

Our teacher asked another student to read her answer. She suggested a broom 
and a dustpan to sweep up the spill -- and got full credit.  

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