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Restaurant - Boiling Stones

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I have a question that I found in a text book, can anyone help me answer it? It seems to be safe.

Some of you are concerned with the fact that the operator of a Vietnamese restaurant used some stones as "boiling chips" in the pots where they cook food.

Please provide a paragraph with rationale to support your argument/concerns with regards to the boiling stones.
This is intended as a "critical thinking" exercise.

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As chemists, we use boiling stones very often. They are inert pieces of rock that create nucleation centers in the boiling liquid. "What ...

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The boiling stones for restaurants are examined. An explanation of approximately 100 words is given.

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