Whoa, wait a minute. I think I was thinking something else……hydraulic fluid…which also eats up rubbers and plastics quickly. Hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid and nitric acids are three strongest acids known to men. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 21 00:11 PST On Nov 20, 2010, at 1935 , Eric Welch wrote: > That's what I remember from chemistry 101. > > On Nov 20, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx> wrote: > >> Didn't know the stomach acid is the variant of hydrochloric acid. It's >> a very strong stuff, and I have chronic agita / excess stomach acid. >> >> On Nov 18, 2010, at 1925 , Eric Welch wrote: >> >>> I learned plenty in my year as a chemistry major in college to know that >>> just because something acts one way in a specific environment in contact >>> with specific elements does not mean it will act that way in another >>> environment. >>> >>> For example, glass is perfectly fine to hold most acids, but not >>> hydrofluoric acid. it will eat right through glass. So they have to use >>> some other kind of container for that. Used to be they'd use wax. Not sure >>> what they would use now. >>> >>> And hydrochloric acid is in your stomach digesting your food, but if it >>> becomes too concentrated, it eats holes in that very same stomach. >>> >>> Vinegar is acid as well, but too concentrated and you wouldn't be putting >>> it in your mouth.