"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Finally someone offers at least a sensible objection to Hudson's claims.
> Hudson calls his white powder of gold an "invention" but I don't see any mention
> of any patents pending. Do you?
> He describes his "invention" thus:
The process described in his 'US patent' (which curiously specifies no patent
number, no patent application number, application date, etc.), part II, is
simply a complex method of creating 24 carat gold as a monatomic powder. Hudson
claims that the valence electron of his 'ORME' gold is 'unavailable' for
chemical reactions, making the powder chemically inert. The only way this would
occur would be if the gold is NOT monatomic, but is oxidized, or for some odd
reason the electrons from lower shells have filled all gaps in the outermost
shell. Its rather obvious that if such were the case, the gold atoms would emit
photons as the electrons sought to drop to the lowest possible orbit for which
there was space available, or that the electrons would be compressed into lower
orbits in violation of nuclear physics. Morover, his claims that the hydrogen
being stripped from the HQu molecule in the last step, leaving the gold as
'inert' chemically is just plain wrong, because even though that may strip the
lone electron from the outermost shell, that would leave the gold as a charged
free ion, decidedly NOT inert, as its the proton in the nucleus that creates the
+1 charge at that point. Removing a proton makes the atom become platinum.
Monatomic gold is not special either, as is seen from this excerpt from
<<It would not normally be necessary to make gold in the laboratory as it is
readily available commercially. The most romantic way to extract gold is by
panning it out from a stream in some pleasant valley but most such sources are
now depleted. Panning relies upon the density of gold (which is very high)
being much greater than that of the sand and other particulates. It therefore
settles to the bottom of the pan.
Today, more often than not, gold is extracted from ores. These ores often
contain relatively little gold. Some of these processes cause environmental
concern. The ore is crushed to a powder so as to expose the small gold
particles. These are dissolved by treatment of the rock with cyanide solution in
air. The result of this is a gold cyanide complex. Addition of zinc powder to
the resulting solution precipitates out the gold.
4Au + 8NaCN + O2 + 2H2O 4Na[Au(CN)2] + 4NaOH
2Na[Au(CN)2] + Zn 2NaCN + Zn(CN)2 + Au (s)
>> end quote...
Monatomic gold is not so special. What this Hudson character is claiming to be
special is that he has somehow rewritten the laws of physics so as to allow the
electrons in a gold atom to live in lower orbits than is physically possible.
The guy is a quack, as are all of the other New Age whackjobs associated with
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