[nikonf4] Re: Hydrochloric Acid

  • From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 07:15:49 -0800

Actually, hydrofluoric is even more difficult to handle than those three.

On Nov 21, 2010, at 12:11 AM, Koichi Mac wrote:

> 
>       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.
> 

Eric 

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