Hi, This may provoke a chuckle; or more likely, give you insights into the idiot mind.
I bought a large bag of kno3, only to find that it also contained 4% te.
The "te" in lower case letters on the bag told me that the kno3 was contaminated by Tellurium. 'Right, I knew te was metallic, but the name. . . Perhaps named after Edward Teller. Teller, the father of the H-b**b. This must mean it's possibly radio-active, or toxic; probably both.
And what was a poison doing in fertiliser, anyway?
Finding that tellurium was indeed toxic, I started getting paranoid about handling the stuff.
I could find no mention anywhere of it being used in fertiliser.
The thick plottened! Much later(days)I examined a packet of ordinary fertiliser, and looking at the list of TRACE ELEMENTS, I had a little "eureka moment".
'Yep, that's what it was, finally; bloody trace elements, like mg, cu, etc.
'Luckily, it can be removed by recrystallisation.
'Seemed funny at the time.
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