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The reactions with microcosmic salt are the same as with borax.
The microcosmic salt bead dissolves almost every oxide except silica, SiO2, and this is seen to float about in the melted mass.
It must be compelled to reform its microcosmic reflections, even down there, where it has to be driven by force.
Many of the silicates give with borax a clear bead, while they form with microcosmic salt an opalescent one.
Fused with borax, soda, or microcosmic salt, they give a clear bead.
Baryta and its compounds produce the same reactions with microcosmic salt.
Microcosmic salt dissolves a large quantity of lime into a clear bead, which is milky when cold.
Magnesia and its compounds give beads with borax and microcosmic salt similar to those of lime.
Alumina and its compounds are slowly dissolved in the microcosmic salt to a bead, clear in both flames, and when hot or cold.