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A Race with the Sun - Photochemistry in Fiction


The climax of "A Race with the Sun" by Meade and Halifax (Strand, January 1897, pp. 3-15) involves the H2 + Cl2 photochemical chain reaction in a dramatic way. Here are some links with which you can read the story and learn the authors' true identities.

The story in The Strand Magazine

Ms. L. T. Meade (1844-1914)

Dr. Clifford Halifax (1860-1921)



Movie of the H2 + Cl2 reaction


Feel free to contact me at reggie.hudson@nasa.gov.


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