Examination of Dead Sea Water for Eka-Cæsium and Eka-Iodine

  title={Examination of Dead Sea Water for Eka-C{\ae}sium and Eka-Iodine},
  author={John Albert Newton Friend},
  • J. Friend
  • Published 1 June 1926
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
SEVERAL years ago it occurred to me that if eka-cæsium (element 87) is capable of permanent existence, it ought to be found in the Dead Sea. For ages rivers, streams, and rain, all charged with various salts, have poured into that sea, with practically no outlet save evaporation, so that an exceptionally high concentration of salts has resulted. It was not until July 1925 that I was able to visit Palestine and the Dead Sea. Summer is a particularly suitable time to obtain the water, as the… 

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