Quote Originally Posted by gainer View Post
The molecule that entered as the pentahydrate carried 10 molecules of water with it. The molecule that entered as the pentahydrate carried 5 molecules of water with it. Now we have 2 molecules of Na2B4O7 floating around in 15 more molecules of water than we had before. There is no way we can tell which of the borate ions came in which which of the water molecules.
I goofed and no one took me to task! What is the World coming to? The underlined word should, of course, have been "decahydrate".

Now I have to worry that I don't expand the goof like the editorial correction to a newpaper article: "The reporter said that Officer McGurk, who made the arrest, was a defective on the police force. He should have said that Officer McGurk was a detective on the police farce."