Chemical Gold Heist

I recently read¬†an article about Georgy de Hevesy¬†dissolving his Nobel Prize in aqua regia. I’ve also been playing a lot of GTA 5, and bank robberies and other heists feature heavily in the game. So I thought of a robbery where you steal gold using aqua regia.

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Aqua regia

The idea is simple, there’s some sort of place, and it’s full of gold. You somehow spray aqua regia on the gold, retrieve the aqua regia + dissolved gold liquid. Brilliant. I’m not sure exactly how this will work, but it doesn’t really matter because I’m not actually going to do it.

Instead it’ll be something that happens in my next game. The detective game.