[nikonf4] Re: Hydrochloric Acid

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 20:33:57 -0800

        This is what I sort of read last night.  The old name, Muriatic Acid, I 
was familiar with.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrochloric_Acid


Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 22          20:34 PST

On Nov 22, 2010, at 0624 , Eric Welch wrote:

> It's just an acid like other acids.
> 
> On Nov 22, 2010, at 1:29 AM, Koichi Mac wrote:
> 
>>      Wasn't familiar with that fluid, but sounds like it's a gateway 
>> chemical for synthetic materials.  
>> 
>> On Nov 21, 2010, at 2208 , Eric Welch wrote:
>> 
>>> Hydrofluoric acid. It can eat through glass.
>>> 
>>> On Nov 21, 2010, at 7:24 PM, Koichi Mac wrote:
>>> 
>>>>    Hudraulic fluid?  What is the chemical difference on hydraulic fluid 
>>>> and brake fluid?  I thought brake fluid was a variation of hydraulic 
>>>> fluid.  But, about 30 years ago, I made a mistake of adding brake fluid to 
>>>> hyrdaulic jack and ruined all rubber components.  
>>>> 
>>>> On Nov 21, 2010, at 0715 , Eric Welch wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> 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.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 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.

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