[nikonf4] Re: Hydrochloric Acid

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:24:39 -0800

        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.  

Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 21          19:25 PST

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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