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Misinformation and non-information

To correct some misinformation on the list:

Sulfate, sulfite and sulfide all refer to DIFFERENT anions, none of them is
a British spelling of another.   Source:  Handbook of Chemistry and
Physics, 1959 edition but I don't think it has changed since then.   Moral:
 Don't believe everything you read on this list.

Someone assured us that gluconate is inactive as far as plant nutrition
goes.   I would say this is not proven.  Others believe that plants do a
lot better with certain organics, including amino acids and hormones.  I
would say not proven to that too.   I would love to see literature
references in support of this idea if there are any.

BTW, gluconate is the anion of gluconic acid (an organic acid similar
(generally) to glucose).  C5H6(OH)5COOH is gluconic acid, C5H6(OH)5COO- is
gluconate.  At least I believe this is correct, my biochem was from long
long ago.
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