[nikonf4] Re: Hydrochloric Acid

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 00:11:18 -0800

        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.

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