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Writing a science fiction novel

  1. Jul 24, 2009 #1
    Hey to be honest Im new and dunno very much about science. I dont know if this is even the right place to post this. I am writing a science fiction novel, and basically I want to know, if it is possible for a special element (go with me here) to destroy all types of metal without destroying things such as wood or brick or other things? Sound possible in a science fiction way?
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2009 #2
    Re: metal

    Are you simply considering a METALLIC acid? Which are pretty common btw.

    i.e. there are many acids that will burn through certain metals but not standard "organic" stuff.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2009 #3
    Re: metal

    Although this is by no means an "element" and the metal isn't getting "destroyed". There's just a certain chemical reaction going on. (and no, this isn't a quantum question, it'd probably be better posted in general chemistry)
     
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