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It fuses at 300 degrees Fahrenheit and sublimes in acidular crystals.

It is odourless, has a saline taste somewhat sharp or acrid, and sublimes without either fusion or decomposition.

It is soluble in hot benzene, sublimes easily, and is very stable towards oxidizing agents.

On applying heat to it, it first liquefies, and then (wholly) sublimes in violet-coloured vapour.

Calomel is a white powder which sublimes at a low red heat; it is insoluble in water, alcohol and ether.

This may be obtained by heating tungsten in chlorine, when it sublimes in bronze-coloured needles, which are decomposed by water.

It is easily soluble in alcohol, ether and benzene, and sublimes slowly at ordinary temperature.

It melts with a very moderate degree of heat, and sublimes in fine light downy tufts called Flowers of Sulphur.

This salt is volatile, and sublimes easily without decomposition.

By this means he prevents the Zinc from taking fire, and being converted into flowers; so that it sublimes in its metalline form.